Ron Perlman Changes His Mind About ‘Hellboy III’

- 04-29-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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After Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Ron Perlman swore off the character because of the elaborate and soul crushing time and effort required during the elaborate makeup process. It took an act of charity for Perlman to even consider sitting down in that makeup chair again. His big heart led him to help fulfill a sick child’s wish.

The old saying that “Time heals all wounds” must be true, because Perlman has reconsidered his decision about Hellboy III:

“[Del Toro and I] both walked away from Hellboy 2 agreeing that there would never be another one. But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. [Guillermo] has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like and it’s amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies … I said [to Guillermo], ‘You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy. I’ve been giving him Jewish guilt.”

Would Guillermo Del Toro be interested once he learns that the other indispensable man needed to continue the Hellboy trilogy was ready to get back in the saddle? Both Del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola have stated that unless the project can come up with the required $140 million dollar budget that there’s little hope of completing the trilogy.

Via: Geektyrant

‘Hellboy 3’ Fate in Serious Doubt

- 04-08-13Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Those of us who are fans of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and of Guillermo del Toro’s film adaptations have been eagerly watching the news to see whether or not del Toro is planning on presenting us with a third installment in the movie franchise.  There have been many rumors going back and forth, but according to the latest, it looks like “No” is the most likely answer.

In a recent interview with MTV, Mignola had this to say:

It’s hard to find who finances it. It’s the biggest chapter of the three movies. Hellboy becomes the beast of the apocalypse. We’ve inquired, but so far, if you know a rich uncle with $130 million…

A little while back, del Toro said much the same thing, though his estimate of cost was a bit higher.  So it looks like it’s just a question of cash flow and investment.  Unfortunately, Hellboy really is a movie that needs tons of cash to be done properly.

$140 million kickstarter anyone?

 

Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.

Nerd Art Dump: The Legend of Zelda- Skyrule, Sue Storm, the Community Justice League & MOAR!

- 02-14-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

ABOVE: Nintendo would be wise to “borrow” from the HeavyMetalHanzo and this sweet Skyrim/Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword mash-up he’s put together. Link has been screaming at everything for years, just thinking about hearing “FUS RO DAH!” squeaked out like a tiny little mouse and you’ve got an instant console smash hit.[Geek Tyrant]

Hit the jump for the Oscars, Ryan Gosling as The Rocketeer and Bill f-ing Murray!
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Nerd Art Dump: Han Solo- Ladies Man, Die Hard’s 25th Anniversary, Masters of the Universe & MOAR!

- 02-07-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

ABOVE: Even though J.J. Abrams is now working on both the Star Wars and Star Trek it was the genius of Robert Shane to combine the two into one cool mash-up piece. Han really knows how to get the girl, even if can’t speak Klingon at least he knows how to speak blaster. Check out the link for the alternate Captain Kirk/Princess Leia design. [Geek Tyrant]

Hit the jump for Barbarella, Pikachus and a Mouse Guard.
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Nerd Art Dump: The Path Of Indiana Jones, Django UnTooned and Honey Boo Boo Too!

- 01-10-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!

Above. Catwoman. By Mike Mignola.  Like you need more? [Nudity and Nerdery]

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Hellboy 3 Has a Snowballs Chance in Hell, Apparently

- 01-10-13Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

The last time we saw Mike Mignola‘s  Hellboy on the big screen was in 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army and while filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has always remained rather positive that a third outing would happen, it is starting to look unlikely. Speaking with Latino-Review the Pacific Rim director gave an update on the cinematic future of the World’s Greatest Paranormal Investigator/Beast of the Apocalypse:

“Well, a couple of weeks ago or months ago, I did make a couple of phone calls to test, to gage the possibility of doing that because it’s a big movie. There’s no takers for a movie of that size. The two movies made their money back and a little bit. They were financially good, but one was fifty and the other one was eighty, eighty five. This is a hundred and forty. So no one wants to do that leap, from the financial side. So unless we find a way to do the mother of all kick starters.”

So… what the hell are we waiting for? The man says he needs $140 million raised on Kickstarter so lets start… kicking? Is that the right terminology? Admit it, you want to see Ron Perlman suit up as the man with the red right hand one more time. With any luck, after Pacific Rim obliterates the box office this summer, someone will have the foresight to give the man the money to make the movie. If not… I’d be more than happy to toss money into a Kickstarter to support it, I’m just $139,999,978.32 short at the moment. Does Kickstarter accept cheques?

Source: Latino-Review

NYCC 2012 Interview: ‘Hellboy’ Creator Mike Mignola on going to Hell.

- 10-14-12Comics, Featured, Interviews Posted by Jason Tabrys

While at New York Comic Con on Friday, I had the chance to sit down with Mike Mignola at his table in Artists’ Alley and talk to the legendary artist/writer about Hellboy in Hell, the look of Hades, Red’s ultimate end, and which familiar faces might also pop-up in the hellscape. Check out the Q&A below, and be sure to look out for Hellboy in Hell this December. In addition, you can also pre-order Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand volume 2 right here.

Will we see any familiar faces in hell, any historical figures that you’re going to damn?

Mike Mignola: I don’t know about historical figures, that really hasn’t occurred to me. Mythological figures, yes. We will see some familiar faces from the Hellboy world, not a lot, I don’t want it to be just a parade of rematches, but there are definitely some.

When did you come up with the “Hellboy in Hell” concept?

Mignola: Early on in doing Hellboy, I knew that eventually I was goona have this arc of him on Earth end and I’d pop him into Hell because there’s so much stuff I wanted to do there. So yeah, it was always the second act, or maybe the third act, I don’t know what it is. But I knew I was going to do it and when I’d gotten away from drawing the comic, I knew that if I was going to come back I wanted to come back and draw the “Hell” stuff. Hell would be so much more fun to draw then the regular world.

Do you think you’ll ever fully kill Hellboy, just completely leave the character?

Mignola: Well, I guess. I mean he’s as dead as he’s going to get probably, but there is a final thing Hellboy needs to do. So there’s definitely an end of Hellboy… I think.

So he can die in Hell essentially?

Mignola: Well, he can finish his… how do you put this? It is funny actually dealing with a character who’s already dead because what do you do to him? But there is a journey he still has to make. There is still a couple of hoops he still has to jump before the pain ends for him. (Mignola smiles)

What inspired the design for Hell?

Mignola: Hell was entirely made out of stuff I want to draw. When I did the Amazing Screw-on Head I had so much fun working from old references of architecture and old buildings and that kind of stuff… wrecked boats. That’s kind of the world that I want to set my things in. There’s a lot of different geography to Hell, but a lot of Hell will be this… my comfort world of old buildings and rotting old wharfs and ships and things like that. No airplanes!

I actually just read Gotham by Gaslight the other day and it was really good. DC is doing… they’re reaching back and doing some of these animated movies from some of these older books, the classic books. Would you like to see Gotham by Gaslight turned into an animated movie? Or do you think it is too dark?

Mignola: Oh, I’m so not involved in any of that stuff, but I guess it would be great because it certainly makes sense. The fans seem to really still like that thing. I hate to say it, but it kinda wouldn’t make any difference to me because it’s something I did a trillion years ago. It’d be interesting to see if I get a check for it…

Do you read the current Batman books?

Mignola: I don’t read any Batman. I’ve never read Batman, I was always a Marvel comics guy and even then that was only years before I drew comics. So I still have no idea what goes on at DC comics, especially after they did that “52” thing, that is entirely geared to an entirely different audience than me.

You can check out some of Mignola’s art on his site, ArtOfMikeMignola.com

Event Reminder: Aurora Rise Offers a Hand to Victims this Weekend

- 08-25-12Comics, Cool Stuff Posted by Jason Tabrys

We told you last month about the Aurora Rise benefit that is being organized by All C’s Collectibles in Aurora, CO to help the victims of the Aurora masacre and now, with Aurora Rise set to go on this weekend we wanted to remind you about this awesome event and the collective comic book community response to this tragedy.

In the time since late July the event has grown immensely — securing Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Matt Fraction and others for in-store signings and appearances. They have also added the support of DC and Marvel, who have joined Dark Horse Comics and Image Comics as sponsors.

The event has now been picked up and covered by Comic Book Resources, Newsarama, Bleeding Cool, and serveral other outlets, with Rich Johnston and company over at Bleeding Cool repeatedly reporting on the event and donating items to All C’s. Speaking of items that have been donated that list is astonishing and with all proceeds from the silent auction going to the Alex Sullivan Fund and Giving First Aurora, this is bound to make an impact on the lives of those most affected by those horrific events. You can check the Aurora Rise Facebook page for updates on the list of products that will be available, including a small selection of items that may be auctioned online.

In the time since I first heard about Aurora Rise I have spoken with a number of people in the comics community and the sense of purpose and the selflessness that I have encountered has been awe inspiring. From Mr. Farnsworth dedicating his time and turning over his store to help not just the people he knows and knew but also victims that he had never encountered, to Aub Driver over at Dark Horse sounding the horn to the comic book media and Sarah DeLine over at Image coordinating across multiple imprints like Top Cow and Skybound to get people to Aurora and get donations in — all so impressive, all so helpful. I spoke to artist Tim Daniel via email about the event as well and I wanted to share with you what he told me.

The genuine nature of Jason [Farnsworth]‘s desire to assist the victims and families of the Aurora shooting was palpable. I could feel the emotion in his words; the simmering frustration and outright shock mixed with a real hope to help make a difference in these people’s lives. Jason’s words gave voice to my own feelings about the shootings. Through his efforts, I had a chance to contribute something, because none of what happened that night made any sense to me. Selfish really, when I think about it – but also in a way, cathartic  – being able to contribute some marketing materials and help grow the awareness of the Benefit Event. Once again though, credit to someone else here, in the person of Colorado artist Anthony Gregori, who took my rough graphics and banged out polished art elements for me to arrange within 24 hrs. Having Tony hail from Colorado, only made it more appropriate and personal.

All of this comes from my admiration of the comics industry as a community, having been witness to so many selfless acts by creators over the last several years; whether it was benefit auctions, donations, appearances – there is always someone in need and often, I’ve seen members of the comics industry step-in with money or goods or whatever, in order to assist others. I’m very grateful to find myself to be a part of such a kind, generous, compassionate community. Jason’s customers, his friends and fellow Aurorans, whether they were in that theater or not – support this industry every Wednesday – there is an undeniable relationship there between each of them and those of us making comics. I’m proud to see the various publishers and individual creators that have stepped forward and  acknowledge that connection.

The Aurora Rise event takes place this weekend, August 25th and 26th at All C’s Collectibles. All C’s is located at 1250 South Abillene Street Aurora, CO. Their phone number is: (303) 751-6882 and their email is: allcs@comcast.net. If you live in the Denver/Aurora area or if you know someone who lives in the area please either stop by or let them know that they should stop by to watch Jason Farnsworth and the comic book community rise up to help those in need in the moments after many have forgotten the hell that they have and will go through as time goes on.

 

SDCC12: The Future of Hellboy from the Mignola Panel

- 07-14-12Comics Posted by Steven Sautter

To a crowed house, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola held court at Comic Con this morning. Joining him were editor extraordinaire Scott Allie, renowned artist Cameron Stewart, and newly crowned king of BPRD art, Tyler Crook.

Before they opened it to question and answer, Mignola had a few points he wanted to make. There are no plans for a Hellboy 3 movie. The crowd was clearly disappointed.

“It’s wonderful to see BPRD spread out and away,” said Mignola. “[It was] way to find artists we like to give them a little corner of the universe to play.” Allie chimed in, “We didn’t say we needed more books. It was just letting the story grow, or finding an artist we like.”

The floor was then opened to Q&A.

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Alex Proyas Takes on ‘Joe Golem and the Drowning City’

- 07-12-12Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

Director Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) has recently signed on to direct an adaptation of a graphic novel by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.  The story is titled Joe Golem and the Drowning City and revolves around a steampunky-styled version of 1970s New York City that has taken an unexpected plunge beneath the surface of the water.

Numerous characters come together and must fight against an evil of some sort and… well, just read the official summary below and you’ll pretty much get it.

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance.

Among them are fourteen-year-old Molly McHugh and her friend and employer, Felix Orlov. Once upon a time Orlov the Conjuror was a celebrated stage magician, but now he is an old man, a psychic medium, contacting the spirits of the departed for the grieving loved ones left behind. When a seance goes horribly wrong, Felix Orlov is abducted by strange men wearing gas masks and rubber suits, and Molly soon finds herself on the run.

Her flight will lead her into the company of a mysterious man, and his stalwart sidekick, Joe Golem, whose own past is a mystery to him, but who walks his own dreams as a man of stone and clay, brought to life for the sole purpose of hunting witches.

I’ve never had the pleasure of reading it, but from that little description it sounds pretty cool.  With Mignola and Golden in the writing credits and Proyas at the helm, this could turn out to be a dream-team of awesome.  Unfortunately, the project may be a while before it sees production, as Proyas is currently attached to a long list of other projects.

 

Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the info.