By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Sony Pictures.
When we reported that the working title for Hellboy II would be Hellboy II: The Golden Army, we mentioned that there was a strong possibility that Guillermo del Toro would be off the project if here were to pick up other big projects to the likes of Halo. We made this assessment based on the fact that the question had been raised on multiple occasions and not a single person involved with the project would give an answer.
Though we figured we were making a correct estimate, it now looks like Guillermo del Toro is telling us to put our foot in our mouths with his latest announcement on HB II over at deltorofilms.
Hellboy 2 Sticks to Guillermo del Toro
Ron took a few liberties with the facts concerning the project. Mike and I wrote the screen story together and I wrote the script. But it is NOT based on anything yet published but Mike felt it had a lot of elements he has been keen to explore in the future of HB.
HBII: THE GOLDEN ARMY is currently being "put together" financially by Larry Gordon et al-
HBII is still my number one priority and no one is contemplating my "stepping down" just yet. It is highly unlikely -albeit possible- that it would happen but that would require a series of unfortunate financial, logistic, personal events that seem remote at best. More likely than not, if the project were to stall I would still be attached as writer/director.
The timing for HBII seems right, what with the anime, game, comic book series, toys, etc. I believe that HB and the BPRD are -more than ever- in the public´s mind. One bit of good news or all Abe fans. Abe has a really dramatic role in this new story...
But we were contemplating your "stepping down." All joking aside, it does look like Guillermo del Toro has been in the time and effort to ensure he remains with the project.