Guillermo del Toro Talks About Pitching A Jabba The Hutt Movie

Jabba the Hutt

Guillermo del Toro is a Star Wars fan, and he loves one of its biggest villains!

The filmmaker reveals he has been talking to Lucasfilm, according to reports.

Speaking to Collider, del Toro says he is open to directing a standalone film. He confirms he’s spoken with the heads of Lucasfilm.

“I will say there’s some characters that are great, and I have talked to Kathleen Kennedy and John Knoll about ideas,” he says.

A few years ago, del Toro spoke of a film on Jabba the Hutt. His angle would be “the rags to riches” approach of Tatooine’s crime lord.

“I would do the sort of Godfather saga the Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control,” he says. “One, because it’s the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup, you know? I just love the character.”

Normally, del Toro doesn’t like talking about such things, because he doesn’t want people speculating on what movies he’s making. Whenever he mentions a possible project, the media tends to jump on the news and treat it as gospel.

“Every time I say ‘good morning’ somebody says, ‘Guillermo is doing ‘Good Morning!’, so I will not comment on this,” he jokes. “I look like a kook.”

Whether or not a Jabba film is in the works, it would be a great addition to the Star Wars Universe. Disney and Lucasfilm would be wise to consider del Toro’s pitch.

 

Jonathan Bruce
Jonathan Bruce
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