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Guillermo del Toro wants to make a Star Wars movie about a Jabba the Hutt-led mafia

It would be in the vein of The Godfather

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 14 July 2015 20:17 BST
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With The Force Awakens having already got spin-off Death Star siege movie Rogue One and a Han Solo-based prequel, Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro figured he'd throw out an idea for how Disney should next milk the cash cow that is the Star Wars franchise, and it's pretty out there.

"I would do the sort of Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control," he told Yahoo!.

"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. I just love the character."

Perhaps fearing the internet rumour mill, Del Toro was quick to caution that this intriguing idea is only a dream of his.

"This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it," he added.

He wouldn't be the first un-Star Wars-y director to show an interest in directing a Star Wars movie.

In 2013, Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson said he could vaguely imagine himself telling a Han Solo origins story.

"Well, I have a feeling I would probably ultimately get replaced on the film because I don’t know if I have all the right action chops. But at least I know the characters from the old films," he said.

"I don’t think I would do a terrible job at a Han Solo backstory. I could do that pretty well. But maybe that would be better as a short."

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