Trailer Bulletin: Exclusive Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Mike Mignola's Hellboy now officially a franchise. Can Rocket Raccoon be far behind?

by | December 20, 2007 | Comments

Reportedly turning down
I Am Legend
, and

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
leads us to believe
del Toro
has got some pretty strong and fanciful plans for
Hellboy II:
The Golden Army
. Need to be convinced further?

Check out the Golden Army trailer
, an exclusive glimpse on the
elves, big guns, and superhero-on-superhero relationships coming to theaters
this July.

Click for the trailer!

Whatever a studio doesn’t kill can only make it stronger,
right? Once Sony put the Hellboy movie rights on the auction block,
Universal snapped them up with the quickness and del Toro looks to be happy with
his new workspace.  Ron
reprises his role as Hellboy, along with
Selma Blair
as girlfriend/partner in heroism, Liz Sherman. Together, they make up part of a
paranormal investigative bureau, this time combating a renegade elf vying for Earth domination. The trailer confirms creator Mike Mignola’s claim that
Hellboy II
eschews the 2004 original’s pulp overtones for a more fantastical
story. The horde of critters and baroque artifact designs give some scenes a
sleek Pan’s
-esque bent.


for the trailer!
Hellboy II:
The Golden Army
rises into theaters July 11, 2008.