David S. Goyer revealed that Guillermo del Toro almost directed a movie Star Wars video from a few years ago.
During a recent episode of the Happy sad confused podcast, host Josh Horowitz asked the screenwriter which major franchise he would like to be involved with.
In response, Goyer shared that he actually “wrote an unproduced book Star Wars film that Guillermo del Toro would direct about four years ago. del Toro later clarified on X (formerly known as Twitter) that it was “MANY, MANY moons ago… about six years or so.”
Why the film never got the green light: The Dark Knight The writer explained, “There was a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes at Lucasfilm at the time, but it’s a cool script.” He added that “a lot of cool works of art have been made from it.”
The Pinocchio filmmaker also confirmed on social media that everything Goyer said was “true” but that he “can’t say much. Maybe two letters “J” and “BB” are three letters?
Later during the interview, Goyer said he also wrote an unproduced script for an “origin of the Jedi movie,” set 25,000 years before the first film. Star Wars movie. He admitted that “the dabbling in Star Wars would have been nice.”
This wasn’t the first time del Toro was almost linked to one Star Wars project. In 2013, the director said he had turned it down Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens because his schedule was already ‘busy enough’. JJ Abrams ultimately directed the 2015 episode.