Jabba met his maker at the hands of slave Leia on the sail barge in Return of the Jedi, but that doesn't mean there aren't more of the blubbery beasts still lurking around the galaxy. According to Latino Review's Dave Gonzalez, Hutts will figure in the plot of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it supernovas onto theater screens in December. The report further adds that there will be "more than one" Hutt featured and that they were built using practical effects instead of CGI, just like the slimy multi-man puppet starring in Return of the Jedi.
A younger, but not slimmer, Jabba was last seen in The Phantom Menace during the podrace scene, observing from his private luxury box in the Mos Espa Grand Arena, and the character has popped up in various Expanded Universe games, books, comics and animated series over the years.
Whether these expansive new Hutts will be related to Jabba, and exactly how the sinister slugs will be threaded into the overall story, are yet to be revealed. Construction of Abrams' beloved Hutts began more than a year ago and may be connected to early pieces of concept art depicting Princess Leia meeting with the Hutts. Until more Star Wars VII images and trailers are unveiled as Disney's marketing push amps up, we'll all have to speculate on their ultimate role and practice our Huttese.
Are you happy to hear Hutts will be slithering into Star Wars VII?
(Via Comic Book Movie)