Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy 2 aka HBII Trailer


I have to admit, when I first heard that Guillermo Del Toro was directing a Hellboy sequel, I wasn’t so sure that the world needed another one. But the more I see and hear about this flick, the more I think it is going to far surpass the first one. A trailer for Hellboy II has now hit the web, and immediately, the thing that jumped out at me was the amazing creature and environment designs. It really does look like it will live up to the billing of being “from the visionary director of Pan’s Labyrinth“. More than that though, it looks like there will be plenty of action, and although some of the pseudo-martial arts stuff isn’t quite what I’d like to see in a Hellboy movie, I’ll definitely give it a shot. Oh, and it looks like they have decided not to rename the movie to HBII after all. Probably a smart move! Watch the embedded MySpace trailer below, and for more info visit Hellboy II hits theatres on July 11th.

  • Goon

    I think this will probably turn out better than the first one – nice use of Rammstein there.

  • Baychuk

    I wanted to like the first one, but couldn’t get into it.

  • same with me

  • Same here. But thankfully it looks like this time there will be a ton of cool monsters instead of just the same one over and over again. And the new good guys outfit is killer!

    I just hate Selma Blair. Hopefully she won’t stink up the movie with more of her tween-girl angst.

  • I just can’t wait to see Johann Kraus (the new BPRD member in the brown/tan suit with a glass dome over his head) in action. They’ve changed his design a bit more than I’d have liked for this movie, but he still looks badass. The last film seemed to be a take on sci-fi while this new one seems to be more fantasy based, which is how Hellboy has always been portrayed. I’m definitely excited for this sequel to a film that was sub-par.

  • Captain N

    I hated the first movie at first. But for some reason, the character of Hellboy grew on me. In the end, even though with a week villian and overall bad action, the character charmed me.

    This trailer looks good. The thing that I noticed immediately was how much nicer the production design is on this then the first one. The settings look magnificent. Pans must have definitely had a positive effect on Del Toro. I am impressed.

  • cib3k

    Oh, god, not octopuses again. They were the lamest villains in the history of cinema and one of the reasons the first movie went downhill after the first hour. Del Toro should do more movies like The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth instead of silly, mediocre flicks like Hellboy. It’s almost like he shoots stupid, popcorn movies for the Americans in order to get money to make his better projects in Spanish.