Guillermo del Toro Reveals His Shelved Star Wars Movie Was About Jabba the Hutt

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Director Guillermo del Toro confirms his cancelled Star Wars movie was about the rise and fall of crime lord Jabba the Hutt.

At the end of September, screenwriter David Goyer disclosed that he planned to produce a Star Wars film directed by Guillermo del Toro before Disney, cancelled it for reasons beyond their control.

In an interview with Collider, del Toro revealed additional details about his cancelled Star Wars movie, stating that it was to feature the narrative of Jabba the Hutt, which he described as “great stuff.”

“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,” says del Toro. Sometimes I’m bitter, sometimes I’m not.”

He continued, “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.”

Del Toro has stated that he will helm a new version of Frankenstein, a film he has wanted to do for 50 years, with an all-star cast Oscar Isaac, Andrew Garfield, Christoph Waltz, and Mia Goth. The filming will begin in February.



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