Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman want to make "Hellboy 3." But del Toro thinks it's extremely unlikely to happen.
"You need things to converge so strongly," the director told Collider about what it would take to make a third "Hellboy" movie, including the involvement of producer Larry Gordon, Universal, creator Mike Mignola's blessing, and the availability of both Perlman and del Toro. "We have pieces of that, but we don't have all of that. You need so many things to confluence, and then you need about $150 million."
by Brett White
While promoting his new film "Pacific Rim," director Guillermo Del Toro gave a brief update about his DC Comics film, "Justice League Dark." Del Toro has been working on the film - which would bring together several of DC Comics' mystical antiheroes together in one team - for a while now. He last gave an update about the film, which has been alternately called "Dark Universe," back in April when he attended Wondercon. But a lot has changed since April, namely DC having a monster hit with "Man of Steel." When asked if he would consider making his in-the-works film an installment in a larger DC cinematic universe, Del Toro seemed open to the idea.
"I think the thing about the 'Dark Universe,' you have this possibility of basically creating a supernatural group, and you can play by different rules, but I would love to see the DC Universe become as cohesive as the Marvel film universe. So if there's any correlation, I will honor it."
Del Toro also discusses whether or not the "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series canceled his plans for a Hulk television series. You can check out the full interview below.
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by Brett White
Director Guillermo Del Toro took a few minutes during Wondercon's "Pacific Rim" panel to give an update on the progress of "Dark Universe." The project, which stars the dark heroes of the DC Universe, was mentioned a little over a month ago, with Del Toro prepping his pitch for the higher ups at Warner Bros. While Del Toro didn't divulge any info on that meeting with Warner Bros., the information he did reveal seems to hint that things are progressing quite nicely.
Del Toro revealed that he has written the story bible for the film and currently has a screenwriter drafting it into a screen play. While the screenwriter's identity is shrouded in mystery, the cast of "Dark Universe" is pretty clear. Swamp Thing will make his return to the big screen after almost a quarter century absence; he'll be joined by Deadman, the Spectre, Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon and John Constantine.
Guillermo del Toro's plans for a "Justice League Dark" movie still seem to be underway. In a new interview while promoting the movie "Mama," the "Pacific Rim" director admitted that he'll soon be bringing his ideas for the ensemble DC superhero film to higher ups at Warner Bros.
"I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens," del Toro told Total Film. "It's going really really well. It's like meeting old friends. I grew up with Demon Etrigan, with Swamp Thing, with Deadman, so these are characters that are near and dear to my heart."
Before we knew of Sir Joss Whedon and his plans for a "S.H.I.E.L.D." television show, there was another Marvel property, of equal awesomeness, up for the TV treatment.
Guillermo del Toro had been developing a series for Bruce Banner and his angrier side before "The Avengers" reminded the world of how badass the Hulk can be. But when Mark Ruffalo convinced everyone that he was the man for the job, the future of the project became unclear.
After a long silence from del Toro, we sat down with the director to see where things stand with Marvel and a potential TV treatment. Last we heard, he was waiting for a writer, but now the outlook is not bright for the mean green machine.
In a recent interview, director Guillermo Del Toro revealed that development on "Dark Universe," a film focusing on DC's supernatural characters, is now underway. Del Toro named some of the heroes — if they can be called that — of the proposed film, including John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre, Swamp Thing, Etrigan The Demon, and Zatanna. But with such offbeat protagonists, it begs the question: what of the villains?
This week in Hollywood Justice, we're going to run down a list of five villains who pose a threat that extends beyond the world of traditional superheroics, and into the supernatural.
by Ryan Rigley
As if Guillermo del Toro isn't already busy enough, the critically adored filmmaker is rumored to be in the mix for "Heaven Sent," a movie that would take the best supernatural characters from DC Comics lore and put them in one adventure, not unlike the "Justice League Dark" comic books.
Del Toro himself has expressed his hopes to make such a movie, though nothing is official just yet. Still, while we're waiting to see if "Heaven Sent" comes to pass, now's as good a time as any to look at some of the DC Comics heroes who might find their way into the film.
Check out our "Heaven Sent" dream team below the jump!
We can't imagine anyone rooting against Guillermo del Toro making a DC Comics movie, especially if it involved the publisher's most popular supernatural characters like Swamp Thing and John Constantine. Del Toro can't imagine it either; in fact, he's very much rooting for the movie to happen.
Del Toro recently spoke with our friends at MTV Geek about the "Heaven Sent" rumors that popped up online last week. According to the filmmaker, he's very much interested in pursuing such a movie, though things are far from official at the moment.
Read the director's full quote below:
A "Locke & Key" movie trilogy? An "Avengers" sized film starring DC Comics' supernatural all-stars and directed by Guillermo del Toro? A swing and a miss on the "Powers" TV show? Depending on what you believe, these are all things that are currently in the mix.
Latino Review published a massive report this week detailing several once and future (and possibly defunct) comic book movie and TV properties. Read on for the rundown.
» Up first is "Heaven Sent," a potential Guillermo del Toro director vehicle that would feature an all-star lineup of DC's most prominent supernatural characters including Swamp Thing, John Constantine, Etrigan the Demon, the Spectre and more. Considering their line that "HEAVEN SENT is certain to RULE ComicCon in 2020," we're not holding our breath for any confirmation on this project for quite some time.
During New York Comic Con, "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro swung by MTV Geek headquarters for an update on his upcoming monsters versus robots flick. While he was in the studio, he also shed light on where things stand with two of his other most anticipated monster projects: his "Hulk" television series, and his third "Hellboy" movie.
Regarding the status of "Hulk," del Toro said things are currently "inactive" and "in a holding pattern," and have been "for the last eight months," once again mentioning that mysterious writer.
The outlook on "Hellboy 3" isn't much sunnier than it is on "Hulk," but del Toro at the very least is trying to get Big Red off the ground for a third film.