Guillermo del Toro Has an Idea for a Jabba the Hutt Gangster Movie
"This Bounty Hunter is my kind of scum, fearless and inventive." Yes, please! Mexican director Guillermo del Toro made an appearance at Comic-Con last week to promote his new movie Crimson Peak, and conducted a few interviews. During one of his chats with Yahoo, the filmmaker revealed that he's certainly interested in joining the Star Wars universe, but it's likely not happening anytime soon. He does, however, still have an idea for a kick ass spin-off solo movie. Or rather, a trilogy of movies. Guillermo told them about an offhand idea he has for a Godfather saga about how Jabba the Hut rose to power on Tatooine. Read on.
Here's the full quote from Guillermo (via SlashFilm) regarding his thoughts on a Jabba the Hut movie/saga:
"I would do the sort of [the] Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. One, because it's the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup, you know? … I just love the character."
As cool as this sounds, don't get your hopes up. Guillermo followed up by saying: "This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it… They’ll say 'not another one.' My IMDB page is made of headlines of a lot of stuff that I’ll never do." So, this is just an interesting idea, and not actually a possibility (don't confuse it with the actual series of spin-off solo movies in development - Rogue One and a Han Solo movie so far). Plus, there may be some of Jabba in the Han Solo movie anyway, since those two have a long history. Really, it would just be interesting to see Guillermo del Toro put his touch on any Star Wars movie.
Speaking off, it sounds like that's not happening anytime soon either. Guillermo told Fandango when asked about the possibility: "Well my dance card is a little full… I would love to, but I think there are a lot of things to get to first." Hopefully one of those other things is Hellboy 3, only time will tell. In the meantime, we'll be catching Crimson Peak when it lands in theaters this October. What do you think of Guillermo's idea?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Does anyone really think following Jabba on-screen in his own adventure would really work??
Steven on Jul 13, 2015
I don't. Let alone 3 movies. So I'm glad del Toro made note that it was him being a fat geek and not a real project.
theslayer5150 on Jul 13, 2015
In book or comic format it could be interesting. Hope he talks to Disney
Steven on Jul 14, 2015
Always so self-depricating, Guillermo. Good start though. I will need to see a little more to make any real idea.
DAVIDPD on Jul 13, 2015
Guillermo needs to concentrate on his own original work.
Carpola on Jul 13, 2015
So do you... what ever happened to "Hola Carpola!"
Sky on Jul 14, 2015
I missed the memo....what is this "Hola Carpola" you speak of???
Joker's hideout on Jul 14, 2015
its the commenters name, i was making a really bad joke
Sky on Jul 16, 2015
I like the idea...perhaps a younger Jabba would be a bit more spry, and not confined to a platform like a giant blob?
TheOct8pus on Jul 14, 2015
Trey on Jul 14, 2015
A slug and the avoidance of salt. Nah, I pass.
MaqueeStalker on Jul 15, 2015
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