Get your heavy winter coats ready, Star Wars fans, coordinates are set for Hoth! Or they would be, if director Scott Derrickson had any say in the matter.
ComicBook.com reports that the Doctor Strange director took to Twitter Sunday night to reveal what his hypothetical plans would be for a Star Wars movie if the opportunity ever presents itself. Evidently, those plans include an R-rated horror flick focused on Hoth, a frozen planet that was prominently featured in The Empire Strikes Back (see how well you remember the films with this quiz!). In a now-deleted tweet, Derrickson said that if he had the chance, he, "would make HOTH — an R-rated frozen planet horror film in the vein of The Thing or Lovecraft's [At] The Mountains of Madness, with zero connection to any previous characters or storylines."
While that idea sounds all kinds of awesome, the Marvel director later clarified that it was in fact just that—an idea, and nothing more.
Derrickson later tweeted that he was at dinner and was asked by a dinner guest what kind of Star Wars flick he would make if given the opportunity. The R-rated horror movie about Hoth was the result of that discussion. Wanting to make sure people knew it was not an active movie pitch but just a cool idea, he tweeted this would "never happen." Star Wars is widely considered a family friendly franchise and has yet to produce any R-rated content. Even though I would be over the moon to see the films branch out and show darker, more serious content, part of the draw of the movie series is that anyone can watch it.
Whatever your opinion, Derrickson's idea remains a fantasy for the time being, so I can go back to anxiously waiting for season two of The Mandalorian.