You’ll be hard-pressed to find better superhero movies than Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but don’t expect Hellboy 3 anytime soon. That pin in your balloon of hopeful enthusiasm comes straight from director Guillermo del Toro, who says that series star Ron Perlman has been a little premature with his attempts to rally fans around a third entry in the series.
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As Tom Hiddleston explains in this new Crimson Peak featurette, Guillermo del Toro is the “primary interpreter of gothic romance in contemporary cinema.” That’s a rather elegant and succinct way of putting it — there’s no one more suited for telling this particular ghost story than del Toro, particularly given his eye for elaborate and eerie set design.
Guillermo del Toro is not making a Star Wars movie. At least not yet. But since he was at Comic-Con to promote his gothic haunted house movie Crimson Peak, he was asked about Star Wars. Because that’s how Comic-Con works. It turns out that the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim does have a dream Star Wars movie buried somewhere in the back of his brain and it makes perfect sense. He wants to make a Jabba the Hutt origin story.
FX vampire thriller The Strain will return for Season 2 in only a few hours, but the Guillermo del Toro-adapted series couldn’t wait to vomit forth a few wormy details from Comic-Con 2015. In addition to a number of bonus shorts debuted on the panel, del Toro revealed that he himself had directed an important character introduction, and we were on hand at the panel for a full report.
Guillermo del Toro is great at crafting fully immersive worlds, and soon you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the director’s latest…sort of. During the Crimson Peak panel at Comic-Con 2015, the director announced that the Allerdale Hall mansion is coming to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights 2015 — in the form of a creepy maze.
Guillermo del Toro FX vampire thriller The Strain will return for Season 2 this coming weekend amid the madness of Comic-Con, and its heightened visual palette has hit a new level. FX has released a new animated prequel short introducing the “Occido Lumen,” a key plot point of the new season with a dark and violent history.
The latest batch of character posters from Crimson Peak echo the first motion poster for Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror story, which featured Mia Wasikowska bathed in neon blue and red. That vivid coloring contrasted with empty blackness made quite the impression, and the latest characters posters are similarly striking.
In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Guillermo del Toro has dropped out of the proposed Justice League Dark movie. Or the Dark Universe movie. Or whatever everyone decided it was called. Every few years or so, del Toro tends to take a look at the dozen or so projects he’s spearheaded, gets realistic for a few seconds, and then shakes a few of them off. His take on the darker side of the DC comic book universe, which is still in the early stages of development, is the latest victim of his busy schedule.
After watching the first two trailers for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, it’s fair to say that we’re all pretty sufficiently pumped for the director’s gothic haunted house tale. The film looks absolutely gorgeous and properly eerie, but these new character posters take a different approach, seemingly taking inspiration from one of del Toro’s favorite horror productions: Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction.
The virus may not have taken over the world just yet, but The Strain is spreading faster than even Season 2 of the FX Guillermo del Toro vampire drama can contain. A new look behind the scenes opens up a viral new look at the second season premiering this summer, as Manhattan becomes overrun with some of the nastier vampires you’ll ever see.