Mignola Talks Hellboy 2; He's no Spidey

The creative genius behind the red-skinned demon slayer talks about the planned movie sequel.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola talked with fans about the upcoming movie Hellboy 2: the Golden Army.

"It's a tough sell. It's not really a super-hero movie," Mignola said. "It's too odd for most people. It's not Spider-Man."

The plot centers on folklore characters who decide they don't want to fade into obscurity. "It's some of those characters saying, 'We're not going to go. Let's reclaim this world. It was ours once,'" Mignola said.

Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Selma Blair (Liz Sherman) and Doug Jones (Abe Sapien) are expected to return along with director Guillermo Del Toro. Production begins in March.

Mignola said that the current screenplay he read by del Toro includes a gag that drops a hint for a third Hellboy film.

Would Perlman ever be replaced in the lead? "I can't even imagine anyone else," Mignola said. "I always knew Ron was perfect for Hellboy.

"But it's going to have happen soon. Ron isn't getting any younger."

Johann is in the current screenplay but Kate isn't, Mignola said. "Guillermo doesn't like Kate for some reason," he said.
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9/7/2006
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