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Creator Mike Mignola Pretty Sure Del Toro Is Done With Hellboy

by  in Comic News, Movie News Comment

Does it count as unfortunate news if you already knew on an instinctive level that such was the case anyway? Guillermo del Toro has done a fantastic job of breathing life into Mike Mignola’s Hellboy — with no small amount of thanks due to Ron Perlman — but his time with the series seems to be done, at least as far as the comic’s creator sees it.

“Last I heard he said he would not make it,” Mignola told The Daily Blam over the weekend at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. “Guillermo — who I love — in every interview there’s a new story on what his next movie is and he honestly believes he’s going to do all these things. But last I heard, he said ‘I’m never gonna get back to Hellboy.’ I’m not surprised because he won’t live long enough to do a tenth of the movies he’s told me he’s going to make.”

“I can’t imagine him (del Toro) making a Hellboy 3. He’s very enthusiastic and says he’s going to do all these things … ummm … he’s cute [laughs].”

So basically … what Mignola is saying … is that del Toro is a huge, raving fanboy. We all knew that, right? I love hearing him get enthusiastic about this stuff, even if a fair percentage of it is never going to happen. It shows that he’s keyed in. That’s why he was such a tremendous choice for The Hobbit and that’s why Hellboy felt so faithful. Del Toro is one of us.