On the Happy Sad Confused podcast David S. Goyer, who has written all sorts of radical pop culture content over the years, revealed that he wrote a script for a Star Wars film, and that Guillermo Del Toro was going to direct it.
How amazing would that have been? Goyer shed a bit of light on the project with HSC, while also revealing he provided a treatment for what now sounds like James Mangold’s Dawn of the Jedi film:
“I wrote an unproduced Star Wars movie that Guillermo Del Toro was going to direct. It was about four years ago. I also have a scriptment for the origins of the Jedi also for Star Wars that I wrote for them [Lucasfilm] that took place twenty five thousand years before the first Star Wars film. That would’ve been…I got to do the Vader Immortal thing, but dabbling in Star Wars would’ve been fun for me.”David S. Goyer via Happy Sad Confused
What’s even cooler about this reveal is that Del Toro confirmed the claim on X, and hinted at what, or which characters may have been involved, and based on his tease, one has to guess that he was going to work on a Jabba the Hutt film.
What’s even more cool to think about is that back in 2018 MSW reported on a Star Wars movie being set on Mos Eisley, and that it would be helmed by Del Toro. He also has said that he believes that Alden Ehrenreich’s version of Han Solo would’ve played a role in the film as a quasi-follow-up to the Solo movie.
Fans can thank Lucasfilm aborting all their Star Wars movie plans after the backlash to TLJ in 2017 and then the box office failure of Solo in 2018. Goyer hinted that it was a great script though.
“It was just a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on at Lucasfilm at the time. But it’s a cool script. Have you had Guillermo on the show? You’ll have to ask him about that the next time he’s on. It’s a cool script. There’s a lot of cool artwork from it that was produced.”David S. Goyer via Happy Sad Confused
Nick and I will talk more about Del Toro’s Jabba the Hutt movie on next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.