Guillermo del Toro Reveals He Worked on a ‘Star Wars’ Movie That Never Materialized, Focusing on Jabba the Hutt
If a collaboration between Guillermo Del Toro and the Star Wars universe were to ever materialize, it would undoubtedly be an exciting adventure for fans. This director’s imagination and creativity are known for his ability to bring fantastic characters and worlds to life on the big screen. What few know is that we were about to see a unique and visually stunning take on iconic characters like Jabba the Hutt.
Guillermo del Toro’s Jabba the Hutt? Yes, it Could Have Been a Reality in Star Wars
During a Q&A session hosted by Collider, the renowned filmmaker confirmed that he was at one point involved in a Star Wars film project. This movie was centered on the notorious crime lord, Jabba the Hutt, who resided on the desert planet Tatooine himself. where Luke Skywalker grew up and his father before him. Del Toro collaborated on the project with screenwriter David S. Goyer, who first shared the news on the Happy Sad Confused podcast last month.
“There was just a lot of behind stuff going on at Lucasfilm at the time,” Goyer said on the podcast. “But it’s a cool script.”
In response to Goyer’s revelation, Del Toro tweeted: “True. I can’t give many details. Maybe two letters’ J’ and ‘BB’ make three letters?”
Now, Del Toro has confirmed that the project did indeed focus on the enigmatic Jabba.
“We had the rise and fall of Jabba the Hutt, so I was super happy,”. He said during the recent Collider event. “We were doing a lot of stuff, and then it’s not my property, it’s not my money, and then it’s one of those 30 screenplays that goes away. Sometimes I’m bitter, sometimes I’m not. I always turn to my team and say, ‘Good practice, guys. Good practice. We designed a great world, a great stuff. We learned.'”
“You can never be ungrateful with life,” he said. “Whatever life sends you, there’s something to be learned from it. So, you know, I trust the universe, I do. When something doesn’t happen, I go, ‘Why?’. I try to have a dialogue with myself. ‘Why didn’t it happen?’ And the more you swim upstream with the universe, the less you’ll realize where you’re going.”
A Star Wars Movie That Never Saw the Light
It is unclear how much time del Guillermo Del Toro and David Goyer devoted to developing this Star Wars project. However, the fact that they did not direct a Star Wars film has not negatively affected the careers of either artist. Del Toro has won three Oscars, two of them for The Shape of Water (Best Picture and Best Director), as well as one for Pinocchio, a Guillermo del Toro production (Best Animated Feature). For his part, Goyer has been involved in numerous superhero films, including The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. And also Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as Terminator: Dark Fate.
Meanwhile, Jabba the Hutt has appeared in several Star Wars films and on television. George Lucas introduced the character in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Lucasfilm added him to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope through a previously incomplete scene when the film was re-released for its 20th anniversary in 1997. Jabba also appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). In addition, Jabba played an essential role in the plot of the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Moreover, he appeared in several television series episodes that followed.
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