The sequel to the first incredible feature film adaptation of Mike Mignola’s horror hero Hellboy is on its way. The official site is live for fans to check in and see concept art, poster images and read the production blog.
Mignola describes the sequel thusly:
It’s not Nazis, machines and mad scientists but the old gods and characters who have been kind of shoved out of our world. I kind of equate it to the whole American Indian situation. The Indians were shoved onto reservations. You had your old, wise Indians who said, “You know, this is the way it is. We can’t fight anymore. We just have to accept our fate.” You then have your Geronimo character saying, “Or we could just kill the White Man.” That’s kind of the situation we have in the film. We have our elf characters resigning to the way things are and then there’s one saying, “Or we could take the world back.” The main difference is – what if the Indians had a nuclear warhead? The elves have their equivalent of the weapon that is too terrible to use. What if this guy decided to use it?
The first film, while a tad repetitive in parts (Hellboy punches monster, monster punches Hellboy… repeat), captured the characters from the comic book series quite well and also the detailed visuals as if they came straight from Mignola‘s pen!
I have a lot of hope that the sequel will be even more successful.