Daniel Robert Epstein of Newsarama.com got a chance to talk with Ron Perlman about the animated film Hellboy: Blood and Iron, which airs this Saturday on Cartoon Network.

He dropped a couple of bombs such as this:

Daniel Robert Epstein: Besides Hellboy what has been necessary for your work in terms of reading comics?

Ron Perlman: Well, Frank Darabont is a really close friend of Guillermo's and they share a boyish passion for comic books. The first time I ever met Frank was in a comic book store here on Melrose in Los Angeles. In aisle three we had a long, wonderful meeting and he told me I had to read League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and everything that Alan Moore wrote. Then Watchmen came up because [Hellboy producers] Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin have the rights to make the film version of that. They were pushing for me to play the Comedian.

And he also talked about how he might play the movie version of Charles Fort:

Ron Perlman: I got into Frank Miller's stuff because I've become pals with Mike Richardson who is the publisher at Dark Horse. Mike and I are actually talking about taking on the character of Charles Fort, which Dark Horse published a graphic novel about [Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained] and is a real character out of history. He's another investigator of all things mysterious, unnatural, unexplainable, turn of the 20th century guy. So I'm steeping myself in that.

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