Guillermo del Toro Explains Why He’ll Never Make Another Comic-Book Movie (Exclusive)

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Guillermo del Toro Explains Why He'll Never Make Another Comic-Book Movie (Exclusive)

Guillermo del Toro Explains Why He'll Never Make Another Comic-Book Movie (Exclusive)

The acclaimed filmmaker also discusses his new film, ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.’
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Guillermo del Toro doesn’t intend to return to the world of comic books with any of his upcoming projects.” data-reactid=”22″>Guillermo del Toro doesn’t intend to return to the world of comic books with any of his upcoming projects.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="ET's Ash Crossan caught up with the Oscar-winning director at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on Tuesday, where he shared that, despite his track record in the comic book world, creating films like Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, he plans to stick with his beloved creature features instead going forward.” data-reactid=”23″>ET’s Ash Crossan caught up with the Oscar-winning director at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on Tuesday, where he shared that, despite his track record in the comic book world, creating films like Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, he plans to stick with his beloved creature features instead going forward.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""I don't think so," he flatly stated when asked about tackling dream comic book projects. "I wanted to do Justice League Dark [with] DC very, very much, but it didn’t happen."&nbsp;” data-reactid=”24″>”I don’t think so,” he flatly stated when asked about tackling dream comic book projects. “I wanted to do Justice League Dark [with] DC very, very much, but it didn’t happen.” 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""When I was doing the Hellboy movies or Blade, you know, they were counter to [how] everything was being done," he continued. "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."” data-reactid=”25″>”When I was doing the Hellboy movies or Blade, you know, they were counter to [how] everything was being done,” he continued. “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.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="While on hand, he also discussed his latest project, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, based on the bone-chilling book series,&nbsp;which he produced and has a writing credit. He explained that, when adapting&nbsp;the stories, they had to carefully pick which ones would fit their narrative.” data-reactid=”26″>While on hand, he also discussed his latest project, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, based on the bone-chilling book series, which he produced and has a writing credit. He explained that, when adapting the stories, they had to carefully pick which ones would fit their narrative.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""We did an American Idol," he joked. "We sort of went, ‘Who likes which one’ and we came back to nine or ten of the stories that everybody wanted to see.&nbsp;And then we said, ‘Which ones suit the characters?’ You know, the sort of prom queen can get the red spot, the guy that is a very picky eater can get the big toe, and so on and so forth."” data-reactid=”27″>”We did an American Idol,” he joked. “We sort of went, ‘Who likes which one’ and we came back to nine or ten of the stories that everybody wanted to see. And then we said, ‘Which ones suit the characters?’ You know, the sort of prom queen can get the red spot, the guy that is a very picky eater can get the big toe, and so on and so forth.”

While alongside the film’s director, Andre Ovredal, at the event, del Toro hinted that they have plenty more material to draw from for a sequel, if it gets the green light.

“Well, if the movie connects, we agree that we would like to collaborate again,” he said of himself and Overdal. “And there [are] …hundreds of stories left in the books, so absolutely.”

The 54-year-old filmmaker also admitted that he met Ovredal by sliding into his DMs on Twitter!

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""Yes! …You know, he followed me so I followed him and I go DM him," he explained. "And I was tweeting about The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which is a movie he directed that I loved! It is so scary … And Trollhunter, his previous movie, was so unique and so brilliant. So I wanted to be pals with the guy, you know."” data-reactid=”31″>”Yes! …You know, he followed me so I followed him and I go DM him,” he explained. “And I was tweeting about The Autopsy of Jane Doe, which is a movie he directed that I loved! It is so scary … And Trollhunter, his previous movie, was so unique and so brilliant. So I wanted to be pals with the guy, you know.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="CBS' Films' Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark creeps its way into theaters on Friday.” data-reactid=”32″>CBS’ Films’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark creeps its way into theaters on Friday.

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