Fan enthusiasm for a third Hellboy movie from director Guillermo del Toro has ceased to wane in the years since the 2008 release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but movement on the sequel has thus far failed to materialize. Del Toro has become a (deservingly) beloved director in the filmmaking community over the years, and he has proven adept at telling engrossing stories through his own unique eye, leading to some rather high-profile gigs. The director has finally been handed the reins to a giant studio tentpole with this summer’s Pacific Rim, and he’s already lined up a ghost story called Crimson Peak as his follow-up film. Nevertheless, the looming question of when/if Hellboy 3 will come to fruition remains.
Steve recently caught up with del Toro for an exclusive, extended interview at his house in anticipation of Friday’s release of Pacific Rim, and the filmmaker offered a rather disappointing update on Hellboy 3. Del Toro admitted that the sequel is unlikely to ever get made due to the vast number of things that need to converge at once in order to make it viable. The filmmaker also talked about why his story for Hellboy 3 can’t exist in comic form, the scale of the proposed follow-up, and more.
Falling Skies has returned for its third season, as the epic battle between humans and aliens continues. Seven months have passed since viewers last saw the survivors of the 2nd Mass, led by Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), and now that they’ve teamed up with Volm and a band of rebel Skitters, the human race looks like it just might have some hope. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the show also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter, Colin Cunningham and Seychelle Gabriel, along with Doug Jones, Gloria Reuben and Robert Sean Leonard.
While at the show’s press day, actor Doug Jones spoke to Collider at both a roundtable and a 1-on-1 interview about how he came to be playing Volm leader Cochise, his desire to make every otherworldly creature he portrays different from the last, the two-hour make-up process, the most surprising thing about bringing Cochise to life, and whether the humans should be suspicious of the Volm’s motives. He also talked about how he started out as a mime, that he originally thought he would be a sitcom star, the 27 commercials he did as the crescent moon-headed Mac Tonight character for McDonald’s, the creature he’s most proud of, and his hope that there will be a Hellboy 3. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Yes, gallery shows are still coming fast and furious in 2013, and this week brings us another new one: Bottleneck Gallery’s Gizmos and Gadgets opens this Friday, and—from the looks of the preview images sent over by our buddy Joe at the Gallery’s NYC location—it looks to be just as impressive as the work we saw from that Gallery throughout 2012. Wanna see some amazing new artwork from Godmachine, Cuyler Smith, and Dave Perillo? Find out when you can plan on getting a crack at purchasing some of this stuff online? Meet me after the jump, folks.
Last weekend, shortly after Pacific Rim‘s awesome panel in Hall H at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Charlie Hunnam for an extended video interview. As a huge fan of Undeclared (he played Lloyd) and Sons of Anarchy, I’ll admit to being pretty excited to finally get a chance to talk with him.
During our wide ranging conversation, we talked about what’s coming up on Sons of Anarchy, how long he thinks the show will last (he’s signed for seven seasons), what it was like to work for Guillermo del Toro on Pacific Rim, who he plays, if the script changed a lot on set, the practical effects, how he prepares for a role, and a lot more. In addition, Hunnam revealed he was almost a lead in Hellboy II and that he’s a giant Game of Thrones fan and he hoped to meet Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke) at Comic-Con. Hit the jump to watch.
Even though it will probably never happen, but Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman would still like to make Hellboy 3 a reality. Previously, Del Toro had seemed resigned to the fact that because the first two movies had failed to light up the box office, a studio probably wouldn’t be interested in paying for a third one. However, when asked at Comic-Con about bringing Big Red back to the big-screen, Del Toro responded, “I can say publicly that now [Perlman and I] are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3].”
Hit the jump for more, and click here to see Perlman be awesome by putting the Hellboy make-up back-on for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Ron Perlman (Hellboy) may be a great actor, but he’s an even better human being. When Perlman got word that Zachary, a six-year-old leukemia patient, told the Make-a-Wish Foundation that he wanted to “meet and become Hellboy,” the screen veteran was all in. Re-teaming with Spectral Motion, the effects company behind Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy and its sequel, Perlman underwent the four-hour transformation process to become the comicbook demon and meet Zachary. Imagine Zachary’s surprise when he not only met Hellboy in the flesh, but got to become a pint-sized version of his hero, courtesy of the make-up and effects team. Hit the jump for more pictures from the event and more charitable work from Spectral Motion.
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On December 20, 2009, Paul Prischman lost his valiant two-year battle against brain cancer. He was a dedicated husband to his wife Cristin, a proud father of two wonderful daughters, and as loyal a friend as I’ll ever have. When Steve Weintraub and I launched Collider in the summer of 2005, Paul was constantly brainstorming ways he could help the site. In early 2006, he came through in a ridiculously big way with a special screening of the Director’s Cut of Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven (the DVD for which he’d worked on as an associate producer). Collider was barely a blip on the movie website radar at the time (high school kids with LiveJournals were kicking our ass in traffic), but there we were hosting an event at the Hollywood Arclight with Scott and screenwriter William Monahan in attendance. It was an early, critical boost for the site. It made us feel like we belonged. And it would’ve never happened were it not for Paul’s efforts.
After Paul became ill, a number of his friends formed Paul’s Brain Trust and it’s dedicated to helping out his wife and daughters. Since many of his friends work in Hollywood, they’ve donated some awesome props, original production artwork, signed DVD’s, books, posters, and they’ve even got screenwriter Hampton Fancher‘s original first draft of Blade Runner. They’re some incredible stuff and all the proceeds are going to a worthwhile cause. Hit the jump for more or click here to start bidding.
We had the opportunity to speak with actor Doug Jones at the 37th annual Saturn Awards. A mainstay in director Guillermo del Toro’s films, Jones is best known for his work playing non-human characters, usually in heavy makeup. He took on, with great success, the character of Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films and was poisitively terrifying as the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth. During the interview, he spoke a bit about a third Hellboy film, his relationship with del Toro, and more.
Hit the jump to watch the interview, and if you’ve missed our other coverage from the Saturn Awards, be sure to check out our conversations with Let Me In director Matt Reeves, makeup artists Rick Baker and Dave Elsey, Brandon Routh, Fringe’s Lance Reddick, producer Dean Devlin, Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd from The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.
For the past few days at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Geoff Boucher of The Los Angeles Times hosted the second annual Hero Complex Film Festival. In attendance were Warren Beatty for Dick Tracy, director Nicholas Meyer for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, writers/producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof for Star Trek (2009), Richard Donner for Superman and Superman II (with an appearance by Geoff Johns), Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. (who was a surprise guest) for Iron Man and Iron Man 2. Of course they both talked a bit about Iron Man 3, The Avengers and Magic Kingdom.
In addition to the previously announced guests, Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely premiered the new trailer and talked about the movie, and Mike Mignola talked about going back to Hellboy. For more on the Festival, hit the jump.
Update: Added some video of Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr.
Visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was a big draw at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. There to talk about the remake of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, which he co-wrote and produced with Troy Nixey as the director, he explained the importance of producing the work of first-time filmmakers and why he enjoys learning from their unique visions.
He also spoke about his thoughts on 3-D, why he’s interested in making a new version of The Haunted Mansion, his desire to bring his own version of Frankenstein to the big screen and how he’d love to do another Hellboy film. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
And if you missed our previous coverage on Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, here’s our thoughts on the panel at Comic-Con and here’s our exclusive interview with director Troy Nixey.
The other night I attended the 2009 Saturn Awards. Since I interviewed over twenty people, it’s taken some time to edit all the video. Thankfully, today I made a lot of headway, so here’s the start of a big block of video interviews. Look for a lot more tomorrow. So up first…”Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola
During my short conversation with Mike, we talked about what he’s been up to recently and what’s going on in the world of “Hellboy”. He also told me he was recently in New Zealand doing a bit of work on “The Hobbit” and we discussed Comic-Con. Watch the interview after the jump: