Guillermo del Toro Won’t Pursue “Action Movies Or Superhero Movies”
He doesn't do "nice."
Guillermo del Toro spoke with The Guardian about his upcoming film, Crimson Peak, and took us through his love of bugs, anatomy, and comic illustrators. However, he also said we probably shouldn’t expect him to jump on a huge superhero franchises anytime soon.
What I can tell you quite safely is, I don’t intend to keep on doing big, giant Hollywood movies for much longer. Crimson Peak is a great permit for me to work on a smaller scale. I mean, it’s big for a drama, but it’s a much smaller undertaking than Pacific Rim or Hellboy. I can’t say which ones, but I’ve been offered gigantic movies in the superhero genre, but I don’t like the superheroes that are… nice. I like the dark ones, so Blade and Hellboy were right for me. The mechanics of action only interest me when it’s a universe very, very close to my heart, which Pacific Rim is, and I love it. I’m not going to pursue action movies or superhero movies at all any more. I hope I can go back to doing the smaller, weirder ones.
It sounds like he hasn’t completely written off the possibility of Hellboy 3 or Pacific Rim 2, but we know his projects notoriously have a lot of highs and lows. I’ll definitely be looking forward to seeing his smaller and weirder movies though. Thoughts?
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