You know Hellblazer #63, the issue where John Constantine turns forty? Yesterday was like that for me, only with cheesecake. And today was definitely like that scene at the end.
So, now that I’m more or less recovered from that, today’s yesterday’s list of quick items:
Ed Brubaker, Zoe Bell, Lucy Lawless, Doug Jones, and Ted Raimi. Angel of Death. Online. Free. Enjoy.
Dean Haspiel Dylan Horrocks, Hicksville Comics. I for one think Hicksville needs a decent comics shop, you either have to go to Fourth World out in Smithtown or all the way into the city ever since the Batcave closed in Babylo– what? Online comics? Oh. Never mind. UPDATE: It’s Dylan, not Dean. Wrong monogram. Thanks, Iain.
‘Watchmen’ has already broken a record: it will be debuting in 3,611 theaters, the highest ever for an R-rated film. IMAX’s web site has already crashed four times this week because of traffic surges by "Watchmen" fans looking for ticket info.
Doug Jones is a name that doesn’t get used lightly when it comes to comic book fans. He’s had roles ranging from Abe Sapien in both Hellboy films, to Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four 2. See what Doug had to say when it came to his newly expanded role in the sequel, as well as a possible future for Silver Surfer (maybe written by J. Michael Straczynski!).
Catch Hellboy II: The Golden Army in theaters Friday, July 11.
Missed one of our Hellboy II: The Golden Army interviews this week? Here are links to all of the recent ComicMix TV interviews with the Hellboy II cast and crew:
Yahoo Movies has posted the first trailer for Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
The trailer features all the things you’d expect from a Hellboy adaptation and a Guillermo del Toro film: huge monsters, fantastic art direction, action-packed fights and plenty of grumblings from the big red hero.
The sequel to 2004’s Hellboy, the film follows the B.P.R.D. as they attempt to once again save the world and protect innocent people from magical creatures. There are no evil Nazi experiments this time, but the crazy creatures more than make up for it.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army hits theaters July 11 and stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones and John Hurt.
Sure, Hellboy rebelled against Satan’s plan to conquer the world, but he’s doing just fine on his own these days.
Mike Mignola’s character debuted in comic books, but has gone on to be a hit in novels, toys, movies and animation. Now, Konami has released new screenshots from their upcoming Hellboy: The Science of Evil videogame.
The game will allow fans to take on the roles of Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Johann Kraus against the evil Nazi Herman von Klempt. Although the game’s continuity is independent of the movies, it features the voice talent of actors from the original film, as well as the upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army, including Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones.
The game will support online and offline multiplayer co-op for up to four players. Hellboy: The Science of Evil is scheduled for a summer 2008 release on PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox 360.
Universal Pictures has added two new Hellboy II: The Golden Army production videos to the film’s official website. The first video highlights the very first meeting to discuss creature design and the second features a meeting of the production team to discuss the design of Johann Kraus.
The Hellboy sequel features many of the same cast from the first film including Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones and John Hurt, and tells the story of a rebellion against humanity that Hellboy and his team must stop in order to save the world.
IFMagazine has an interview with Doug Jones, who played Abe Sapien in the first Hellboy feature film and returns in several roles (including Abe) in the sequel, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. According to Jones, Abe will have a much more prominent role in The Golden Army, including a larger share of the action scenes.
You’re going to see [Abe] with a gun in his hand firing at things. No sword, but you’ll also see him with no weapon in his hands doing a certain fighting style that Guillermo called ‘the way of the water’ and would be most reminiscent of Capeoira, that Brazilian dancing fighting style that everyone seems at least somewhat familiar with.
Jones goes on to discuss the addition of a love interest for his character, the possibility of a "Director’s Cut," and the influence of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on the film.
Cartoon Network will premiere Hellboy: Blood and Iron, the second feature Hellboy animated feature film, on March 17 at 7 PM Eastern. The movie features the voices of a number of the actors that appeared in director Guillermo del Toro’s live-action Hellboy movie including John Hurt, Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones. Tad Stones and Victor Cook direct the movie. Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola are creative producers.
The second Hellboy live action movie is scheduled for 2008, and a third animated feature is in finishing stages.