Guillermo del Toro almost had a hand in a galaxy, far far away. The Oscar-winning director confirms he was attached to now-shelved Star Wars movie.
On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, screenwriter David S. Goyer disclosed that he wrote a Star Wars script four years ago, with Del Toro attached to direct the Lucasfilm project.
“I wrote an un-produced ‘Star Wars’ movie that Guillermo del Toro was going to direct. That was about four years ago,” Goyer said. “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.”
Del Toro verified the revelation on X/Twitter, stating that his Star Wars picture was in the works “MANY, MANY moons ago.” The director of The Shape of Water and Pinnocchio claimed he couldn’t provide any information, but he did hint at the project’s likely theme with three letters: “J” and “BB.”
Additionally, Goyer disclosed that he had initiated the second Star Wars endeavor, specifically a “script treatment for a movie delving into the origins of the Jedi, set 25,000 years prior to the events of the first ‘Star Wars’ film.” Although Goyer was separated from Lucasfilm, a Jedi origin film is presently in the works under the direction of James Mangold.