I Hope Guillermo Del Toro's Lucasfilm Talks Lead to Making His Jabba The Hut GODFATHER-Inspired STAR WARS Saga
Ever since Lucasfilm announced that they would be producing at least two Star Wars films a year fans have come with all kinds of lists of films they want to see and directors they'd like to see take them on. At one point, Guillermo del Toro was said to be on a list of directors that Lucasfilm wanted to bring on board to direct something in the franchise and why wouldn't they!? They guy is a great filmmaker that tells incredibly fun stories!
We'll in a recent interview with Collider, the filmmaker confirmed that he has talked to Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy and John Knoll about some Star Wars movie ideas. When asked if he would ever consider making a Star Wars movie the filmmaker started out with this caution of talking about such things:
“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 then went on to say that he has talked to Kennedy and Knoll about Star Wars:
“Saying all that caveat, I will say there’s some characters that are great, and I have talked to Kathleen Kennedy and John Knoll about ideas.”
I just hope that one day these early talks eventually lead to Del Toro directing a Star Wars movie, because the movie he is interested in directing could easily be one of the most intriguing. Back in 2015, the director said he wanted to make a Jabba The Hutt gangster film. He explained:
"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.”
It would be a shame if this never happened. A Godfather-inspired Star Wars film that focuses on Star Wars underworld would be amazing! As you know, George Lucas was at one point developing a TV series based on this concept, which would've been amazing. I'd love for Del Toro to take his vision of this type of story and run with it. There's so much that he could do with Jabba the Hutt and all of the seedy characters that were lurking around in that part of the galaxy.
I have no idea if this is something Lucasfilm is considering or if they even still have any interest in working with Del Toro. I hope they do! It'd be awesome if somewhere down the line we get an announcement that Del Toro is directing his movie about Jabba The Hutt's rise to power!
Would you like to see Del Toro direct this movie? Are there any other Star Wars films you'd like to see him take on?