Guillermo Del Toro Wants to Make a Godfather-Style Origin Movie About Jabba the Hutt

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 4:41PM
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - 4:41PM
Guillermo Del Toro Wants to Make a Godfather-Style Origin Movie About Jabba the Hutt
With Boba Fett getting his own prequel movie, and the recent announcement that Han Solo will get a new origin story, filmmakers have Star Wars origin stories on the brain. But Guillermo del Toro had the most amusing idea thus far, and proposed a Godfather-style gangster movie starring none other than Jabba the Hutt.

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"I would do the sort of Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control," del Toro told Yahoo! Movies. "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."
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Jabba Desilijic Tiure is a member of the large, slug-like alien species called Hutts that are generally depicted as mob bosses. He appears in three of the six canonical films, and is portrayed as your typical mobster who lords over the planet Tatooine. The character has achieved something of a cult following, especially as a result of that iconic (and problematic) sequence featuring Princess Leia in a gold bikini.

He was a recurring character in the Expanded Universe literature, and his origin story was explored to some extent in a popular comic series called Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal. But since the entire Expanded Universe has been thrown out, the path is cleared for someone like del Toro to add Jabba to the list of Star Wars prequel anthology films. 

Sadly, del Toro has not actually pitched this movie to anyone; he seems to have just made the comment in passing. He also breaks my heart when he reveals why he's interested in this character in particular:

"It's the character that looks the most like me and I love him.

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


Via AV Club.
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