Doug Jones has been making the rounds through the superhero film universes. Appearing as Abe Sapien in the original Hellboy movie (although David Hyde-Pierce provided the voice in that film), he then moved on to playing the role of the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. Now, he is back in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, playing Abe Sapien once again. IF Magazine had the chance to discuss his journey through superhero films, and the actor revealed some interesting news about the future of "Big Red" and the rest of BPRD crew.
Jones states that there has always been a plan for a third Hellboy movie.
Jones also described the interactions between cast members and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. "I love him, we get along really well," Jones said. "He's not well and I mean that in a good way. He's not physically ill, but he's not quite right in the head and that's what I love about him so I hope he never changes. He's got the most twisted sense of humor and he makes me laugh and laugh. Four people can be looking at the same dot on the wall, and Mike Mignola will find it so twisted and funny that you want to listen to his description of that dot. He's wonderful and he doesn't try to overstep Guillermo [Del Toro]. He knows where the line of what the director's job is. As actors we need to talk to our director, because that's where we get a lot of our inspiration from. Mike Mignola is there an he does inspire us and his presence is very welcome and very comforting."
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army opens July 11th, 2008.