Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro has revealed why he isn’t interested in directing any more comic-book movies, even though he has previously found great success with the genre.
The Mexican filmmaker spent a decade working on comic-book adaptations, overseeing Blade II in 2002, which was followed by Hellboy in 2004 and then Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008. Since then Del Toro has come very close to making another blockbuster of this ilk, as he has developed the likes of Hellboy 3 and Justice League Dark.
But with both of these films now dead, Del Toro recently admitted to ET Online that he has absolutely no interest in making another comic-book movie, as he feels that his sensibilities don’t match what’s currently being done with the genre. Instead, he wants to focus on monsters.
“I don’t think so. I wanted to do Justice League Dark [with] DC very, very much. But it didn't happen. When I was doing the Hellboy movies or Blade, you know, they were counter to [how] everything was being done.”
“And so it was fun to break the rules there, you know, and I try not to do them the way they would've been done by anyone else. I think that Justice League Dark was attractive …because they're all monsters... But I was never a superhero guy. I like monsters."
There’s no need to overly fret about Del Toro’s revelation, though, as he has numerous other projects in various stages of development.
Del Toro’s stop-motion take on Pinocchio is due to be released on Netflix in 2021, while he is a producer on Robert Zemeckis’ remake of The Witches, a role that he also undertook on Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, which will be released in the UK on August 23.