Guillermo Del Toro almost took a trip to a galaxy far, far away. The filmmaker has confirmed on social media that he was briefly attached to direct a film for the Star Wars franchise, based on the character of Jabba the Hutt. While a deal with Disney was never closed, Del Toro wanted to make a story in the style of The Godfather, but centered around Jabba the Hutt rising to power through unconventional methods. Back in 2015, the director shared these details in an interview with Yahoo!, though it seemed like just a dream idea, rather than an idea that almost became reality. While the project never actually happened, it did arrive to the point where a screenwriter was hired to outline what would take place in Del Toro’s movie.
Guillermo Del Toro confirms that he almost directed a Star Wars movie about Jabba the Hutt, which would’ve been written by David S. Goyer.