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.
The third movie was talked about the entire time. In fact, Guillermo has been talking about Hellboy 1, 2 and 3 since we were filming Hellboy. He said he had three Hellboy movies in him then. Now, as the footage was being edited and put together and the studio was getting more and more excited about what they were seeing, now we're all excited for Hellboy 4, 5 and 6 even! If it can keep going why not? I can't speak for everyone, but I did here lots of speculation about how long this can go. It's very exciting. So we don't want to put limits on it if we can help it.
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.