Now this is a Star Wars movie I can get behind.
Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the Star Wars saga. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the movies, but rather that I just never got too into them. That being said, I loved The Force Awakens and dug Rogue One. In the latter film, I particularly enjoyed (as did EVERYONE) the Darth Vader massacre scene at the end. It was a badass moment ripped straight out of a horror film.
I remember coming home from the theater and hopping on the phone with a friend to talk about Rogue One. As you might imagine, we spent most of the conversation talking about THAT scene, imagining how cool it would be to see a full-on Darth Vader horror film. The hallway lightsaber massacre whet my appetite for such a film, and I certainly wasn’t the only one.
Granted, it’s unlikely that Disney will be delving too far into the horror genre with any of their Star Wars films; but with the universe getting all sorts of expansions, it’s not all that hard to imagine Darth Vader getting his own movie that’s a bit darker than what we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Rogue One made Vader a scary villain again, so why not lean into that?
YouTuber FlamingoIsland is hungry for a Darth Vader slasher film, and he just cut together a trailer that imagines what that movie could look like. He even came up with the plot:
After the events of Order 66, the presence of Jedi has been diminished. The Emperor has ordered Darth Vader to purge the remaining Jedi. VADER: A Star Wars Story follows a small group of Jedi who must survive the final Jedi Purge.
Check out the fan trailer below, along with FlamingoIsland’s pitch for “the spin-off we need“!