Last month, “Shape Of Water” director, Guillermo del Toro revealed on social media that about four years ago, he was developing a new Star Wars film, which he was going to direct and the script was written by David S. Goyer, who has previously written several DC films, including “Batman Begins” and “Man Of Steel”.
At the time, Guillermo teased what project he was working on, saying:
“True. Can’t say much. Maybe two letters ‘J’ and ‘BB’ is that three letters?
And now it’s been revealed during a Collider Q&A session for the 10th-anniversary screening of “Pacific Rim”, that his film was going to be set on the planet Tatooine and focus on a Jabba The Hutt story.
“We had the rise and fall of Jabba the Hutt, so I was super happy. 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. 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.” 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.”
This film was being developed in an era before Disney+ existed and while Disney was exploring doing “A Star Wars Story” films, following the success of “Rogue One”, but following the failure of “Solo” and a push to create Disney+ content, the project was cancelled.
Unfortunately, while we will likely never see this film ever made, hopefully, one day, Disney and Guillermo del Toro could work together on a Star Wars project together. While we didn’t get a Jabba The Hutt film, at least we can check out the original trilogy of Star Wars films on Disney+ now, plus the character has appeared in “The Phantom Menace” and episodes of “The Clones Wars” animated series.
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