If you’ve been on the internet at all the past week, you might’ve noticed that the Hellboy reboot didn’t do so hot. Many people thought it was too gory, boring, and hardly lived up to the legacy of Hellboy. Between Guillermo Del Toro, Ron Perlman and the beloved comics, this movie really had to pull out all the stops to dazzle fans. In some ways (see dope CGI giants), it did. In the script and character growth, though, it didn’t accomplish much.
One of its most egregious problems (though it has many) is by far its makeup. The Hellboy design on David Harbour may be intricate, but it’s almost grossly so. Sure, he looks like he crawled out of a literal hellhole. However, his character is supposed to be young and he looks like he’s experienced at least three holy wars ripping his face to shreds. Having a horrific hero doesn’t mean he has to be ugly.
The original Hellboy movies hold a strong and passionate fanbase. Ron Perlman cemented himself in fans minds as Hellboy. Admittedly, Perlman is a tough act to follow. But David Harbour (Stranger Things) steps up to give it a shot. The first trailer for the new Hellboy is receiving mixed reviews – some are excited for the continuing of the franchise, while others feel that if it’s not Perlman andb then it’s not worth watching. With heavy hitters like Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim and relative newcomer Sasha Lane, the new Hellboy has a lot of potential. But can it get past the initial fan backlash? What are the fans biggest complaints? Check out the trailer and judge for yourself.
President Donald Trump has entrusted his son-in-law and senior White House advisor Jared Kushner to find a path to Mideast peace, but perhaps he should hire actor, comedian, and nerd president emeritus Patton Oswalt to do the job because if he could achieve peace amongst Hellboys, he can do anything… Alright, so there was never any real enmity between former Hellboy Ron Perlman and future Hellboy David Harbour, but Oswalt was there to make sure it stayed that way as the two actors dined last night and traded notes about being a big, red, government-funded demon monkey with a stone hand. (more…)
Hellboy. Hellboy. Hellboy. Saying it 3 times won’t get director Guillermo Del Toro back in the directing chair for the a long awaited and fan demanded Hellboy 3. Not happening. Not ever. Why, why crush such dreams? Well besides Del Toro dashing such hopes himself, there comes a word. A word that is typically so rotten that those who hear it screech and cry in terror. That word is… REBOOT *Cue the ominous Dun-Dun-Duuuun!!!
Yes, Hellboy is getting rebooted. But in this case, this one in a handful of cases, a reboot might not be such a bad thing.
Yesterday Guillermo Del Torro tweeted out a challenge to Hellboy fans, did they wanted to see Hellboy III… and could they get over 100K votes in 24 hours. If both happened, then Del Torro promised to have sit-down meetings with the Ron Perlman (Hellboy actor) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy creator) about Hellboy III. As one would expect, fans picked up that challenge and ran with it easily making the 24-hour deadline. Here’s how it played out on Twitter last night. (more…)
There’s some exciting casting news for Dreamworks animated film Trollhunters, based on the book by Daniel Kraus and Guillermo del Toro. that was based on a story by del Toro. A trio of talented actors, Kelsey Grammer (Boss, Frazier), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy), and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, The Smurfs) have been added to the cast. Guillermo del Toro made the announcement at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. (more…)
Who would have guessed that played Cyclops’ mutant cybernetic son from the distant future would end up being one of the most in-demand roles in Hollywood right now? That’s what it’s starting to look like. We know that the leader of X-Force will appear in one way, shape or form in the upcoming Deadpool sequel, and the most often associated name with the part is Avatar’s Stephen Lang. But lately Dolph Lundgren thew his hat into that ring too, and now Ron Perlman has said “Why not me?” Of course, Perlman is arguably best known for playing comic book hero Hellboy, but if the third movie in that series can’t come to pass… (more…)
Another fan favorite has tossed his hat into the Deadpool 2 Cable Ring, or rather Ron Perlman has tossed his hair into the ring. The Deadpool team has done quite well in casting and marketing Deadpool and fans are expecting no let up from the sequel expected sometime in 2017. The casting of Cable, who was announced as a character for the sequel in the post credits scene in Deadpool is a hot topic across the Internet with fans and actors alike throwing out names to play the man from the future. Click through to see Ron Perlman’s pitch to don the cybernetic arm. (more…)
Although it has only been eight years since the 2008 movie, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, talk of a third Hellboy continues to take fans on a roller-coaster ride of emotions as Ron Perlman and Guillermo del Toro wage an almost Ghostbuster 3 like campaign to get the movie into production. For years Ghostbuster fans, dying for a sequel, had to endure Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd‘s almost constantly comical, back and forth on whether a sequel would ever be made. In this latest round of Hellboy III On & Off Again Perlman is back on the negative side of the fence. (more…)
For die hard fans of any alternate, imaginary universe, there is no acceptable number of installments for those stories, except for infinity. And infinity isn’t a number so much as an impossibly abstract concept, so there is no acceptable number of installments. This is as true for Harry Potter as it is for Marvel or Star Wars or My Little Pony (don’t judge). That’s why, when it was announced back in 2013 that another story set in the Harry Potter universe was set to hit the big screen, there was a worldwide plethora of pants that required changing. That movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, wil hit theaters in November and is the first screenplay written by Harry Potter scribe herself, J. K. Rowling! Now, there is finally some footage from this greatly anticipated movie. Check it out below!