We’ve all heard the rumors about director Guillermo del Toro either not wanting to be part of another Hellboy flick, or talks of someone taking his place if the series rolls on. Just where does he stand right now?
In an interview with Sci Fi at the New York Comic Con, del Toro said he would be up for a third Hellboy feature if certain conditions were met, “If there was ever a third one, I would really make sure that we at least sign a contract that there is no more. No prequels and no sequels: nothing. If that happens, then there is a third one we have planned, and the seeds are planted in this film.”
OK, let’s say the studio did agree to that; what would we be in store for if a second and final sequel were to be made? Guillermo has some ideas, “The idea for me is to bring back the Nazis characters, but bring them back in a way they would operate now. Meaning, what public face would the Nazis have in 2009/2010? How rich would they be? How in charge could they be? It’s not this group of freakies that hide in the sewers, but people that are incredibly rich.”
Hellboy II: The Golden Army hits theatres on July 11th, 2008 and in other Guillermo news, he has been picked up to direct The Hobbit and an unnamed sequel that deals with the 60 years between that book and the start of the Ring Trilogy according to Variety.
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