Imagine for a moment a Star Wars: Monsters movie or a Mos Eisley set crime drama... There would only be one man you'd really want to be in charge of either of those properties as Star Wars looks to expand its universe into more diverse and bold directions: Guillermo Del Toro.
He has the sort of singular, imaginative vision that would make a creature-heavy - or even better, a horror-driven - Star Wars movie as rich and curious as it needed to be.
And not it seems that fantasy might be a step closer, as the Pacific Rim director has confirmed - to Collider - that he has in fact met with LucasFilm to potentially discuss Star Wars ideas.
He was a little reluctant to say anything firmly, of course, because you know what us Interneters are like:
"I will not comment on this, because then somebody will say, ‘Oh, Guillermo’s doing [Star Wars]!’ and I look like a kook. Neil Gaiman once said that, ‘I’d love to write Doctor Strange with Guillermo,’ and then all of a sudden on my IMDb I had ‘Doctor Strange’ [listed]. But saying all of that as a caveat, I would say there’s some characters that are great, and I have talked to Kathy Kennedy and John Knoll about ideas. But you know, I want to do my sh*t. I want to do my sh*t, I want to do it first, and I’m veering a lot towards animation. I love animation.”
But just imagine it... It has to happen.
Hopefully he can get all of the animated "sh*t" he wants to make out there (including a Hellboy series, please), and we can welcome him into the fold as a legitimate Star Wars director.