Even the most casual reader of this blog probably knows I’m a big fan of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. The comic is one of the best out there, and the film, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, is my favorite comic book film.
So it was with great pleasure that I read that Hellboy 2, whose future had been in doubt after Revolution Studios announced it would be closing its doors in October 2007, has been picked up by Universal Studios—the company that passed on the first film years ago.
Both Ron Perlman and Selma Blair will be back for the sequel, which begins filming in April.
And don’t forget, the first of the two animated Hellboy films, Hellboy: Sword of Storms, will hit the Cartoon Network in October, and then DVD in February. The second one, Blood and Iron, comes out in February or March ’07 (and no, Sean, they’re not in Mignola’s art style).
Fingers crossed that Del Toro’s post-HB2 film will be At the Mountains of Madness…