Disney Passed On Star Wars Guillermo Del Toro, David Goyer Jabba Movie

More canceled Disney Star Wars projects.

More canceled Disney Star Wars projects.

Disney Passed On Star Wars Guillmero Del Toro, David Goyer Jabba Movie

Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer confirm they were developing a Star Wars movie said to be centered around Jabba The Hut, but Disney and Lucasfilm passed on the project.

Goyer, who helped write the Christopher Nolan Batman movies and wrote Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, appeared recently on the Happy Sad Confused podcast talking about the project, which saw del Toro confirm on Twitter.

 “I wrote an unproduced ‘Star Wars’ movie that Guillermo del Toro was going to direct… That was about four years ago,” said Goyer.

Goyer added, “There was just a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff going on at Lucasfilm at the time, but it’s a cool script… There’s a lot of cool artwork from it that was produced.”

Del Toro tweeted, “True. Can’t say much. Maybe two letters “J” and “BB” is that three letters?”

Update: Guillermo Del Toro explains his Jabba movie.

The “J” and “BB” obviously imply Jabba the Hut (and not BB-8), as Guillermo Del Toro was previously said to want to do a Jabba The Hut mob type of movie.

“Yeah. It was the Mos Eisley/Jabba standalone that GDT was directing and they were even building sets for before Solo flopped and killed the A Star Wars Story branding. This project is one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood,” posted a Redditor in StarWarsLeaks.

Goyer, who also wrote the Darth Vader VR game, also revealed he wrote a separate Star Wars movie set thousands of years in the past, as well as a script for the James Mangold Star Wars film.

“Script treatment for an origins of the Jedi movie that takes place 25,000 years before the first ‘Star Wars’ film,” said Goyer.”

Mangold previously described his Star Wars movie as a Biblical epic about the dawn of the Force.

“It’s a chance to tell the entire story of its own, the birth of the Force,” Mangold told Variety.

Mangold added, “When I first talked to [Lucasfilm president] Kathy Kennedy about it, I just said, ‘I just see this opening to make kind of a ‘Ben-Hur’ or ‘The 10 Commandments’ about the birth of the force.’ The Force has become a kind of religious legend that spans through all these movies.”

Mangold continued, “But where did it come from? How is it found? Who found it? Who was the first Jedi? And that’s what I’m writing right now.”

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