While Guillermo del Toro has lent his distinct touch to Blade II and the first two Hellboy films, the beloved director has indicated that his comic book film days are a thing of the past.
Entertainment Tonight recently spoke with del Toro after he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When ET asked if del Toro would make another comic book inspired film, he shot it down.
“I don’t think so,” replied del Toro. “I wanted to do Justice League Dark [with] DC very, very much, but it didn’t happen…When I was doing the Hellboy movies or Blade, you know, they were counter to [how] everything was being done. And so it was fun to break the rules there, you know, and I try not to do them the way they would’ve been done by anyone else. I think that Justice League Dark was attractive… because they’re all monsters. But I was never a superhero guy. I like monsters.”
Del Toro is currently the producer of Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark. That film will open in theaters tomorrow, and he’s excited for fans to see it. What’s more, with so many stories to choose from, he believes there’s potential for a sequel.
“Well, if the movie connects, we agree that we would like to collaborate again,” said del Toro. “And there [are]…hundreds of stories left in the books, so absolutely.”
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