The infamous Jabba the Hutt certainly made an impression throughout the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy… but will we see more of his kind in ‘The Force Awakens’?
According to the Latino Review, the Hutts will return in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’… and could even star in the upcoming spin-off movie.
“There are Hutts in The Force Awakens,” they reveal. “We know because those Hutts have been practically built. I know there is more than one Hutt, but unsure how many exactly are going to show up.”
Since Jabba the Hutt’s death in ‘Return of the Jedi’, we’ve seen him reappear in the ‘Star Wars’ prequels… but it’s unlikely that he’ll be making a comeback in ‘The Force Awakens’. Instead, it’s thought that we’ll see other members of the Hutt race. But how will they fit into the events of ‘Star Wars VII’?
“The process of constructing these Hutts began over a year ago,” they explain. “You can imagine how my ears perked up when it was rumored that the Star Wars spin-off film would be ‘sharing assets’ with The Force Awakens, despite being in different time periods.”
Now, this where it gets interesting. The Hutts have appeared in both the original and prequel trilogies, so it’s no surprise to hear they’ll show their slug-like faces in the upcoming sequels. But with the first spin-off reportedly based around a group of bounty hunters and smugglers, it’s a good bet that the Hutts will be involved somehow.
After all, if there’s a dirty deal involved, they’ll likely have something to do with it.
“How hard can it be to re-dress a Hutt? Reaching out to a source, I was told: ‘I’m sure their existence could have factored in to them being included, or the expenditure was made because it was all coordinated’. In other words: if JJ wanted expensive Hutts, it might have been okay since they could be used down the line.”
Of course, for the time being this should be treated as a rumour… but I can’t help thinking it’s a particularly believable one. The Hutt cartel has featured throughout the ‘Star Wars’ saga and it makes sense to bring them back.
Will Han have another run-in with them? Will they seek revenge for the death of Jabba? Or is it something else entirely? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ heads to cinemas on 18 December 2015.
Picture Credit: Lucasfilm