Guillermo del Toro Details His Plans For a Jabba the Hutt ‘Star Wars’ Movie
Guillermo del Toro is not making a Star Wars movie. At least not yet. But since he was at Comic-Con to promote his gothic haunted house movie Crimson Peak, he was asked about Star Wars. Because that’s how Comic-Con works. It turns out that the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim does have a dream Star Wars movie buried somewhere in the back of his brain and it makes perfect sense. He wants to make a Jabba the Hutt origin story.
Del Toro pitched this idea to Yahoo, emphasizing that none of this was going to happen and that he was just having fun. But we’d totally watch the hell out of a trilogy of Hutt crime movies made in the style of The Godfather. Someone get Kathleen Kennedy on the phone with him please:
I would do the sort of Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. 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. I just love the character.
A reference to a classic movie. A deep and honest love of grotesque movie monsters. Self-deprecating weight humor. A movie concept that will never get made. We certainly hope you had your Guillermo del Toro interview Bingo cards ready for that one.
There are a number of reasons why del Toro probably won’t ever get around to making a Star Wars movie. After all, he’s shooting Pacific Rim 2 later this year and his plate is already piled high with about a dozen other projects. Plus, the last time he tried to work on an existing franchise that required him to tone down his innate weirdness, he dropped out. Oh, what his Hobbit movies could have been!
So this is all just good fun. It’s one movie geek being a movie geek.