Mike Mignola

Hellboy: The Reboot proves what so many fans of Mike Mignola’s long-running comic-book series or Guillermo del Toro’s unfinished trilogy suspected and/or feared: Just because you can reboot a series, doesn’t mean you should. Just because del Toro, a master filmmaker with a singular vision, isn’t available any more doesn’t mean you replace him with Neil Marshall (Centurion, Doomsday, Descent, Dog Soldiers), a competent, journeyman director who can’t deliver anything except a bland, colorless retread of a justly loved, if truncated, two-film series. Just because you can start all over again doesn’t mean you can or should revisit the title character’s origin story, via flashback or not. Killing Nazis is fine, of course, but killing Nazis while reminding everyone sitting in a darkened movie theater of del Toro’s far superior take on the same material isn’t. And just because you promise fans that you’ll deliver a hard R-rated film doesn’t mean you should go all out on the gratuitous blood and gore – and even if you do, for the love of all things unholy, stay away from blood and gore of the CGI kind. (more…)

Ron Perlman Remarks on His Commitment to ‘Hellboy 3’

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Another day, another quote about Hellboy 3. The final chapter of Guillermo del Toro‘s trilogy based on the comic book series by Mike Mignola, is on the must-have list of many movie fans, but finding the political/financial will to make it a reality has been something quite different. Still, that hasn’t stopped us from talking about, it hasn’t stopped movie journalists from asking about it, and it hasn’t stopped the primary players from the series from answering those questions. And so it goes, when Hellboy star Ron Perlman again appeared in front of reporters, he was naturally asked about Hellboy 3, and is answer offered some surprising insight. (more…)

Hellboy and the BPRD

Are we ever going to see a third Hellboy movie? Ron Perlman is in, Guillermo del Toro is in, …but what about Mike Mignola? It seems it will be a cold day in hell before we see a third installment (…wait, isn’t Hellboy residing in the deep south at the moment?!), but never say never. With the new release of  comic book series Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. (out today), creator Mike Mignola is doing the rounds promoting Hellboy’s latest adventures (or should’t that be earlier adventures…) and rest assured, you will not be disappointed with the antihero’s origin story, which essentially covers the unexplored 50 years from his first missions with the B.P.R.D. up until the start of the original comic. (more…)

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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]

Hit the jump for the dump with Django Unchained, Indiana Jones, Super Mario and whatever else we found! (more…)

Hellboy 3 Has a Snowballs Chance in Hell, Apparently

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

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