Guillermo del Toro has had talks about doing Star Wars

Bea Mitchell
Photo credit: Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro has revealed he's had actual talks to do a Star Wars movie – and that's something we'd LOVE to see.

Guillermo opened up about doing a standalone Star Wars film in an interview with Collider, where he admitted he's had discussions with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Light & Magic (ILM) chief creative officer John Knoll.

"There are some [Star Wars] characters that are great and I have talked to Kathy Kennedy and John Knoll about some ideas, but I want to do my shit," he revealed (about 24 minutes in if you want to hear for yourself).

"I want to do it first. I'm veering a lot towards animation," he added. "I love animation."

Previously, Guillermo said he'd be interested in doing a spin-off film about Jabba the Hutt (and Salacious Crumb, we hope), even while stressing that it was absolutely a not real idea that was never in the works.

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

"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."

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

Earlier this year, Guillermo revealed Hellboy 3 is never going to happen, crushing the hearts of his most loyal fans in the process.

Still, he's currently filming his upcoming movie The Shape of Water, which means that it (hopefully) isn't too far away.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set.

You Might Also Like

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes