Guillermo Del Toro is infamous for constantly attaching himself to projects that he’ll never actually make. And in a recent interview with Collider, he not only touched on why that is, but he also casually mentioned that he’s been having meetings with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm and John Knoll from Industrial Light And Magic about possibly taking on a Star Wars movie. Regarding the first point, Del Toro pins the blame on overzealous entertainment reporters who take every rumor as fact and interpret hypothetical situations as definite possibilities.
Who cares about that, though, because Guillermo Del Toro is making a Star Wars movie!
He doesn’t have any kind of deal with Disney and no formal negotiations are happening, but Del Toro says he’s been talking to Kennedy and Knoll “about ideas” and “there’s some characters [from Star Wars] that are great.” The implication there is that he’d be interested in taking on a one-off, single character-based spin-off like the Han Solo movie, which is to say that he’s definitely doing that and we should all look forward to it absolutely happening in a few years.
Since this is still very early—and won’t necessarily happen at all—we don’t have any concrete details about who his movie will be about, but if we had to guess, we’d say it will tell the story of Jabba The Hutt’s rise to power as told from the perspective of Bib Fortuna, his majordomo. Naturally, Fortuna will be played by Ron Perlman under a ton of makeup and prosthetics.