Guillermo Del Toro Could Have Directed 'Star Wars' Film About Jabba the Hutt

Explaining that it was “one of those 30 screenplays that goes away.”

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Guillermo del Toro confirmed that he was attached to direct a Star Wars film about Jabba the Hutt, however the movie was ultimately axed.

Speaking to Collider, the filmmaker revealed that the supposed film would have focused on the rise and fall of one of the galaxy’s most notorious crime lords. “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,” he shared. “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. We designed great stuff. We learned.’”

He continued, “You can never be ungrateful with life. 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’re gonna realize where you’re going.”

Del Toro initially hinted in September via social media that he was once in line to helm a Star Wars film, but did not confirm the storyline until now. Screenwriter David S. Goyer first broke the news during a podcast interview and revealed that the planning took place four years ago. “There was a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on at Lucasfilm at the time. It’s a cool script… you have to ask him about it,” he said, with Del Toro reaffirming the news on X and writing, “True. Can’t say much. Maybe two letters ‘J’ and ‘BB’ is that three letters?”

Elsewhere in entertainment, Chad Stahelski revealed that he has ideas for up to nine John Wick films.

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