Midnight Mass director, Mike Flanagan, reveals to fans that he would love to someday direct a Star Wars movie that focuses on the Sith.
Midnight Mass creator/director Mike Flanagan has taken to social media to express his interest in directing a Star Wars movie focusing on the Sith. The influential filmmaker has become one of the biggest names in horror over the last several years with his work on projects such as The Haunting of Hill House and Doctor Sleep. His latest Netflix project, The Fall of the House of Usher, recently began production.
Flanagan has become a defining voice in horror over the course of the last decade. He broke out with movies such as Oculus and Hush, as well as the horror sequel Ouija: Origin of Evil – which was widely regarded as superior to its predecessor. From there, Flanagan has become one of the keepers of the Stephen King universe, directing King adaptations such as Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep. He has recently found a home at Netflix, directing The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and the upcoming The Fall of the House of Usher for the streamer. Despite being a major fixture in horror at the moment, Flanagan clearly has aspirations for bigger franchise filmmaking as well, admitting last year that he does want to do a horror story in the Star Wars universe.
He has not slowed down in his vocal interest in joining a major franchise in recent days. In fact, Flanagan was recently pitched the idea of taking on a Star Wars story focusing on the Sith while responding to online memes about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series – headlined by his Doctor Sleep star, Ewan McGregor. In his response to the fan question on Twitter, he admitted that he would “love” to do it. Check out Flanagan’s response below:
The notion of Flanagan taking on a Sith story has not gone unnoticed by fans. In fact, following his post, fans began to reply and voice their support for the possibility of him taking on such a project. Others pitched the possibility of him bringing along actor and frequent Flanagan collaborator, Rahul Kohli, along for the ride, a notion the director supported as well. Flanagan has not been announced for this type of project, but it’s clear that there is plenty of fan enthusiasm for the concept.
There’s a solid argument to be made that Flanagan and the Sith are a perfect match from a storytelling perspective. In the Star Wars universe, the Sith are an order of Force users who devote their lives to The Dark Side. Despite their status as villains, many stories about the Sith are characterized by horror and tragedy – two concepts Flanagan excels at depicting as a director. Moreover, as the Sith have never headlined a Star Wars movie as the central characters, Flanagan could likely reframe their perspective to audiences and add some humanity to their actions, in addition to some serious terror.
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