Guillermo del Toro was close to directing a Star Wars movie
Guillermo del Torodirector responsible for films such as The Shape of Water or Pinocchio, had a film of Star Wars that never came to pass. Both he and screenwriter David S. Goyer have given some clues about the project they worked on just four years ago.
Goyer, who wrote the scripts for Nolan's Batman trilogy or Man of Steel, gave an interview to the Happy Sad Confused podcast. In it, he revealed that less than five years ago he wrote the script for a Star Wars film that he presented to Lucasfilm with Guillermo del Toro. as director.
There was a lot going on behind the scenes at Lucasfilm at the time. It's a great script. You have to ask him about it. "There are many great pieces of conceptual art that were produced," Goyer confirmed. Words that have been confirmed by Del Toro.
On his Twitter account, the filmmaker shared his partner's interview, adding some details. "It's true. I can't say much. Maybe a couple of letters: 'J' and 'BB'. Is that three letters?" suggests the director. Some words that fans already theorize with.
True. Can't say much. Maybe two letters "J" and "BB" are that three letters? https://t.co/qpGaSD3y7F
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) September 21, 2023
Del Toro may be referring to Jabba the Hutt, the gruesome gangster from Return of the Jedi. Others suggest that it would be the return of the droid BB-8, one of the public's favorite characters in the sequel trilogy. In the absence of more information, the director could refer to dozens of things.
On the other hand, in his interview, Goyer also explained that he got to work on a second Star Wars project, this time without Del Toro. "It was the script treatment for a Jedi origins movie that takes place 25,000 years before the first Star Wars movie," he says. Finally, the screenwriter also abandoned the proposal, but Lucasfilm has a film in progress with that same synopsis as starting point
The person in charge of directing it will be James Mangold, filmmaker of Logan or Indiana Jones 5. In his film, the franchise will investigate the origin of the Jedi Order and the Force as an energy of galactic nature. The film does not have a release date, although everything indicates that it could be the project that Lucasfilm has scheduled for the December 17, 2027.
With information from Europa Press
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