After we reported that director Guillermo del Toro was no longer directing The Hobbit, speculation has run rampant about what project he will take on next, especially after a story hit about the director working on a new version of Van Helsing. Today, del Toro himself released a statement to the fan site where he stated he will announce his latest project at this year's Comic-Con. Here's the filmmaker's full statement below.

"Van Helsing(writing and producing) is still in talks and not quite certain. Even then, I would like to share my plans only at COMICON. I am taking it slowly and marking very, very carefully the calendar of projects that I will be involved as producer, writer, etc I will not announce the project I intend to direct until then. I am very happy to say that all the projects and partnerships being considered are both quite surprising and, I hope, powerful. Much as I want, I cannot say much more at this time but I anxiously await to share these with you. I will be shopping on the floor in San DIego for several days. See you there!!
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As always, we'll be out in full force at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, so be sure to keep an eye out for any announcement regarding Guillermo del Toro's slate of projects as soon as we have more information.