When the superhero movie boom eventually ends and a historian sits down to write the big book recounting the history of this genre and its impact on popular culture and the film industry, the chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy films should make for an interesting read. Here are two films directed by one of the most beloved filmmakers working today that limped out of theaters following disappointing theatrical runs, only to find their their true audience on DVD. Here are two films that demand a sequel, a conclusion, but won’t get one because a passionate online following doesn’t always translate to actual money at the box office.
Now, series star Ron Perlman is admitting that Hellboy 3 probably won’t happen. It’s time to put this pipe dream to bed.
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How much could Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice make in its opening weekend? Who was gifted Harley Quinn‘s bat from Suicide Squad? Which comic book movies will have Super Bowl spots this weekend? What do pugs look like dressed up as Hellboy and his crew? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
What can you see in the first official set photo from Doctor Strange? How did Tom Holland find out he was the new Spider-Man? What’s wrong with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer? What does Chadwick Boseman have to say about fighting Captain America as Black Panther? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Director Guillermo del Toro is a master of blending fantasy with reality. He takes the world of the supernatural and makes it feel all too genuine, sometimes forcing us to question what we call reality. But sometimes, del Toro also uses monsters and myths to show the resilience of mankind in the face of threats greater than ourselves. And in these fantastical stories, he also brings humanity, giving weight to larger than life scenarios.
The result is a relatively small but impressive filmography spanning just nine feature films, full of beautiful visuals, magnificent creatures, rich characters and a penchant for combining unreal terror with the very real threats of tumultuous sociopolitical times. And following the recently released Crimson Peak, we decided to have all of the Guillermo del Toro films ranked. Read More »
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What can we expect from the next The Flash/Arrow crossover event? What would a Marvel Zombies movie look like? How did Supergirl do in the ratings last night? Which Suicide Squad villains are getting caught up in a bizarre love triangle? Will Marvel be mad at Clark Gregg for promoting a DC Comics superhero? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Mondo has revealed the first batch of their 2015 San Diego Comic Con offerings, which includes -posters, vinyl, and collectible figures, including some con exclusives. Hit the jump to read the full press release and see first images of the first wave of Mondo Comic Con 2015 offerings which includes Ant-Man, Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Aliens and Hellboy.
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For years, Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman have been trying to get Hellboy 3 off the ground. But the hope fans had to see the sequel actually happen was delivered a crushing blow almost a year ago when del Toro said:
“I don’t think it will happen. Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from my side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.”
However, Perlman got our hopes up again earlier this month when he started rallying support for the sequel again on social media. And now he’s hinting that those efforts might have paid off. Read on to find our more about Hellboy 3. Read More »
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In the realm of motion picture effects and make-up, Rick Baker is the name among names. A seven-time Oscar winner, he’s been making us believe the unbelievable for the better part of five decades. From Star Wars to An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, The Rocketeer, Men in Black, Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes, the guy has done it all. And now, you can purchase one-of-a-kind, original props from throughout his career.
On May 29, the Prop Store is hosting a Rick Baker auction featuring props, costumes, make-up effects and more from many of the films mentioned above, along with Hellboy, Gremlins 2, Harry and the Hendersons, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever and others. The stuff is stunning and, below, you can see just a few of our favorite pieces that are part of the auction. Read More »