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Mark Hamill Wants a Scary Force Ghost Movie

With the home release this month of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, lots of fans have been taking another dip into the most controversial (though we still think super awesome) outing in the franchise’s 41 year history. One of the biggest sticking points for many old school fans was the depiction of Luke Skywalker, as played brilliantly by Mark Hamill. But in the press for the home release, Hamill himself has made some comments that would truly cause a stir in a galaxy far, far away…namely how he’d love for Lucasfilm to make a Star Wars horror movie.

Speaking with IGN, Hamill said “You know what I’d love to see? A Force Ghost that’s, like, actually frightening. Not somebody that’s beatifically smiling down from the clouds or coming to give exposition – you know, a ghost is scary! But we’ll see. My work here is done.” We definitely agree with Mr. Hamill; a ghost is scary! And he knows a thing or twelve about being scary, given his feral-eyed performance during the Kylo Ren version of The Last Jedi‘s flashbacks.

Hamill also mentioned how he’d like the Star Wars franchise to change things up with broad comedy or English Patientstyle drama, but he seems fairly dead set (pardon the pun) on something with ghosts, adding “What about a Gothic Romance, or something with supernatural elements?” Maybe he’s just angling for a reason for his character to return, which we’re definitely hoping will happen in J.J. Abrams’ Episode IX.

Star Wars has gone down the realm of horror in other media, of course, with books like the Galaxy of Fear YA novels, comic books like Red Harvest and even a few episodes of The Clone Wars and Rebels, but we’d be surprised if the main series ever went for pure scares, especially in the Disney regime. Maybe a TV spinoff.

Would you watch a movie full of scary Force Ghosts? Or is that a galaxy too far? Let us know in the comments below!

Images: Lucasfilm/Disney

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist and the host of the horror documentary series One Good Scare. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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