STAR WARS: Guillermo Del Toro Drops A Big Hint About His Unmade Movie

STAR WARS: Guillermo Del Toro Drops A Big Hint About His Unmade Movie STAR WARS: Guillermo Del Toro Drops A Big Hint About His Unmade Movie

David S. Goyer has confirmed that he wrote a Star Wars movie that Guillermo del Toro was in line to direct, and the Hellboy filmmaker followed up by dropping a pretty big hint on social media...

By MarkCassidy - Sep 23, 2023 05:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: Via SFF Gazette

It's been well documented that Guillermo del Toro (Blade II, Hellboy, The Shape of Water) is a huge Star Wars fan, and the filmmaker has spoken in the past about being in contact with Lucasfilm about potentially taking the helm of a movie set in the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Here's what the fan-favorite director had to say when asked about his desire to helm a Star Wars film during a 2017 interview with Collider.

“In 2006, Mike Fleming at Deadline wrote an article that said ‘Guillermo del Toro is busy until 2012’ and he published 20 things I was maybe doing. Since then I haven’t been able to live down that. Every time I say ‘good morning’ somebody says ‘Guillermo is doing Good Morning!’, so I will not comment on this… I look like a kook. Neil Gaiman once said, ‘I would like to write ‘Doctor Strange’ with Guillermo’ then all of a sudden in IMDb I had ‘Doctor Strange’ [listed].”

Del Toro did share the following caveat, however.

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

Now, writer Davis S. Goyer has revealed that he penned an "unproduced Star Wars movie that Guillermo del Toro was gonna direct" while chatting to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, and while he didn't provide any details, del Toro did share the following response via X (Twitter).

What could those letter represent? Well, the director has previously revealed that he's always wanted to delve into Jabba the Hutt's backstory and explore how he rose to power, so we'd say "J" and BB" almost certainly stand for Jabba.

“This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it,” del Toro told Yahoo Movies back in 2015. “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.”

Del Toro may give us a little more to go on at some point, but for now, be sure to share your own theories with us in the comments section below.

Whatever this story would have entailed, Star Wars fans will surely all agree that Lucasfilm missed a major opportunity by not allowing the filmmaker to see his mysterious project to fruition.

If you're interested, you can check out the Roll Credits podcast lads' ranking of all eleven Star Wars movies below.

"The original 1977 Star Wars film, retroactively subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope, was followed by the sequels Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), forming the original Star Wars trilogy. Lucas later returned to the series to direct a prequel trilogy, consisting of Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). In 2012, George Lucas sold his production company to Disney, relinquishing his ownership of the franchise. This led to a sequel trilogy, consisting of Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017), and Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

All nine films, collectively referred to as the "Skywalker Saga", were nominated for Academy Awards, with wins going to the first two releases. Together with the theatrical live action "anthology" films Rogue One (2016) and Solo (2018), the combined box office revenue of the films equated to over US$10 billion, making Star Wars the third-highest-grossing film franchise of all time."

Taika Waititi Says The Goal For His STAR WARS Film Is To Recreate The Magic Of The Original Trilogy

Taika Waititi Says The Goal For His STAR WARS Film Is To Recreate The Magic Of The Original Trilogy

Daisy Ridley Shares Excitement For Rey Return; Says New STAR WARS Movie Is Not What I Expected
Recommended For You:

Daisy Ridley Shares Excitement For Rey Return; Says New STAR WARS Movie Is "Not What I Expected"

DISCLAIMER: is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE], and/or the user who contributed this post, may earn commissions or revenue through clicks or purchases made through any third-party links contained within the content above.

ProfessorWhy - 9/23/2023, 6:22 AM
A singular director with a unique take? Not in my Star Wars, mofo
Cass - 9/23/2023, 6:33 AM
It would be cool to see a film, series or even something shorter that focused on a non-humanoid protagonist. Just like something totally alien that we would come to be interested in or even like.

Having said that, if those rumours from a few months ago of Disney selling SW off hold any truth, I can wait.
bkmeijer1 - 9/23/2023, 6:56 AM
@Cass - why would Disney sell SW/Lucasfilm. Even it there aren't any movies that bring in the big bucks, merch and theme parks will more than make up for it
SheepishOne - 9/23/2023, 7:22 AM
@Cass - Disney isn't selling Star Wars off anytime soon. Only way someone else takes control is if a company like Apple buys Disney. Star Wars is too ingrained in the theme parks and merchandising at this point, and it's still making Disney a significant amount of money.
Cass - 9/23/2023, 9:54 AM
@SheepishOne @bkmeijer1 - Yea, I remember Apple buying Disney being another rumour too actually. My comment on Disney selling was more of a cross between a joke and wishful thinking.

I think a focus on something distinctly non-human sounds interesting though. Especially from someone like Guillermo del Toro who has a good track record with more fantastical and non-human characters.
bkmeijer1 - 9/23/2023, 11:54 AM
@Cass - didn't know that rumour, but I kinda figured you were saying it in that way.

But yeah, I think an anthology show of sorts that explores those kind of non-human focused stories (with creators like Del Toro attached to it) could be interesting.
MosquitoFarmer - 9/23/2023, 7:05 AM
If it didn’t include the sleazy side of him that liked chaining up women in bikinis, which it surely couldn’t do nowadays, than it wouldn’t be a complete and accurate take.
MaxPaint - 9/23/2023, 8:11 AM
I don't like the concept at all.
Feralwookiee - 9/23/2023, 8:24 AM

Come on.
He's not THAT fat. 🤣
ObserverIO - 9/23/2023, 8:29 AM
All these projects he doesn't like to talk about... for one thing it doesn't actually make him look bad, it makes the studios look bad for not greenlighting these projects or meeting his budgetary requirements. They're the ones cockblocking us from all this art.
And for another thing, I wanna hear about it. Don't you? Fans love to talk about productions that never were but almost were. It's the Superman Lives thing, the Jodorowsky's Dune thing. We love it. He was working on JLD at some point, I wanna see that work, y'know? What was in his notebook? That would jazz me no end.
(yes, I said it would "jazz" me, I'm bringing it back).

Any franchise he almost put his hands to would spark my imagination in a good way. I wanna know more.

Also, Godfather Jabba the Hutt? [frick] me yes please. By Guillermo Del Toro? Oh boy yes please. If they didn't restrain his vision too much (there's always compromise/collaborative processes) this would be the best Star Wars anything since Empire. no caps. [frick] it, ALL CAPS! THIS WOULD BE THE BEST THING SINCE [frick]ING EMPIRE, YOU BASTARDS!!!

(I know, Dagenspear, insulting isn't appropriate, I just got excited is all)
JohnPain - 9/23/2023, 9:13 AM

We need more 'kino' Star Wars.

Forthas - 9/23/2023, 9:24 AM
I don't know about him being a director for the Star Wars Franchise. I think his talents lend themselves to a different franchise. Just like actors don’t fit a role, I think many established directors seem as though they would work best in certain franchises. In a perfect world, the following directors would be directing films for:

-Josh Ruben
-James Gunn
-Quentin Tarantino
-Greta Gerwig
-Edgar Wright
-Craig Gillespie

-Guillermo del Toro
-Zack Snyder
-Wachowski Sisters
-Neill Blomkamp
-Leigh Whannell
-Chad Stahelski

-Russo Brothers
-Ryan Coogler
-Nia DaCosta
-Adam McKay
-Antoine Fuqua
-David Leitch

-Matt Reeves
-Julia Hart
-James Mangold
-Jeff Nichols
-Sarah Polley
-Jordan Peele

-Steven Spielberg
-Sofia Coppola
-George Miller
-Ava DuVernay
-James Cameron
-Chloé Zhao

-Denis Villenueve
-Christopher Nolan
-Gareth Edwards
-Steve McQueen
-Kathryn Bigelow
-Jennifer Kent
SuperZeroCustmz - 9/24/2023, 12:40 AM
@Forthas - no del toro for a star wars but yes for mk ...zhao and coppola for star wars. what a waste. Why have the guy keep doing his reg films. You might be surprised but i think you already made up your mind.
SuperZeroCustmz - 9/24/2023, 12:50 AM
@Forthas - holy hell ...I missed blomkamp on mk . No Del toro for star wars but blomkamp on MK .!! mind blown! so let the great sci fi director make an action adventure and no to del toro making an incredible film outside of his comfort zone.just wow.
I do def have a legit question for you . So why do you think Nia de costa should be making marvel films? From CandyMan or is it another thing just like zhao and just give her it cuz she won an award from 1 film so shes the director for the job?
You got directors that have no filmography making moves but No to an actually accomplished director writer creator jack of all trades that can def make something other than horror. I dont even really dig him but you give all these others chances at things that they would prob drop the ball like Zhao did w/ eternals. But give all these other people chances outside of their stable. makes no sense unless you just dont think he is capable.
def good topic though if anybody actually talks about it.

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.

View Recorder