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Guillermo del Toro's Almost Galactic Adventure

Hold onto your lightsabers, folks, because it turns out we were *this close* to get a Star Wars film directed by the legendary Guillermo del Toro


In a podcast episode of Josh Horowitz's "Happy Sad Confused," screenwriter David Goyer dropped a seismic revelation: He penned a Star Wars masterpiece that was on the brink of being directed by none other than del Toro himself. Cue the collective gasps from movie buffs around the galaxy.

Goyer, the creative mastermind behind this untold Star Wars tale, spilled the beans, saying, "I wrote an unproduced Star Wars movie that Guillermo del Toro was going to direct... that was about four years ago... dabbling in Star Wars would have been fun for me."

But, oh, the plot thickens like a good intergalactic saga. When asked why this cinematic dream team-up fizzled out, Goyer hinted at the backstage drama within Lucasfilm, saying, "There was just a lot of behind-the... stuff going on at Lucasfilm at the time. But it's a cool script... you'll have to ask him [Guillermo del Toro] next time he's on [the podcast.] It's a cool script."


Guillermo del Toro, never one to let a tantalizing teaser slide, retweeted the podcast clip, confirming the juicy tidbit while dropping cryptic hints. He mentioned the letters "J" and "BB," leaving fans speculating like droids at a binary banquet. Could it be a reference to Jabba the Hutt or the beloved BB-8? Only time (and maybe another podcast episode) will tell. And let's not forget, this isn't the first time del Toro's name has been linked to unrealized projects. From the Halo movie to a third Hellboy installment, a Haunted Mansion flick based on Disney's eerie ride, and more—del Toro's career is a treasure trove of "what could have been" tales. It seems the Force, much like his unique cinematic vision, is full of surprises.


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