Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, we’ve been hearing about so many different Star Wars films that have been put into development, but ultimately haven’t gone anywhere. Some of the films have been publicly announced, like “Rogue Squadron” at Disney’s Investor Day in 2020 and three films were revealed at this year’s Star Wars Celebration event in London.
And this week, director Guillermo del Toro confirmed on social media that about four years ago, he was planning on directing a new Star Wars film that was based on a script by David S. Goyer, who has previously written several DC films, including “Batman Begins” and “Man Of Steel”. Guillermo del Toro has previously worked on “Hellboy”, “The Shape Of Water” and many other films.
However, the project never got past the development stage, though David also confirmed on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that “a lot of cool artwork” was produced for it.
“I wrote an un-produced ‘Star Wars’ movie that Guillermo del Toro was going to direct. That was about four years ago. There was a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on at Lucasfilm at the time. It’s a cool script… you have to ask him about it. There is a lot of cool art work from it that was produced.”
Guillermo del Toro reposted a clip from the interview and added:
“True. Can’t say much. Maybe two letters ‘J’ and ‘BB’ is that three letters?”
There is lots of speculation about what those letters could symbolise, BB-8? Jango Fett? Jabba The Hut?
David also revealed that he had also previously worked on another Star Wars project about the “origins of the Jedi movie that takes place 25,000 years before the first ‘Star Wars’ film.” He is no longer involved in the project, but Disney did announce at Star Wars Celebration, that they are developing a new film with “Logan” director James Mangold, which is set thousands of years before the Jedi.
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