Trailer Tuesday: HELLBOY 2, THE SPIRIT

By at May 6, 2008 | 9:18 pm | Print

In honor of this past Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day we’ve got two trailers for you. What? You didn’t take advantage of Free Comic Book Day? I got myself the G.I. Joe issue where Snake-Eyes first appears… which also happens to have ads for that wonderful 80’s candy, Bonkers. Old people getting crushed by giant fruit. Gets me every time.

Moving on… Hellboy 2: The Golden Army will be in theaters on July 11, 2008. Recently confirmed Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) is back as director, as well as our beloved Ron Perlman (Blade II, The City of Lost Children) as Hellboy and Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions) as girl-on-fire Liz.

This time they’re battling the mythical creatures that originally ruled this world and want to take it back. The trailer plays as though this isn’t a sequel at all — which is pretty darn cool. Although, I could have sworn I saw some of those same creatures in Pan’s Labyrinth. (Did you see the Hellboy 2 Valentine’s Day cards?)

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(UPDATE: 05.07.08 — Lionsgate has moved up the release date for The Spirit. It’s now officially a 2008 film, with a Christmas Day opening.)

Next we have Frank Miller’s The Spirit. Originally a comic strip created by Will Eisner back in the 40s, The Spirit is about a cop that comes back from the dead (as “The Spirit”… get it?) and uses his non-existent identity to fight for justice. Frank Miller uses his signature Sin City visuals to recreate Eisner’s comic for film. In fact, the trailer feels like it could be Sin City 2 (out in 2010!)… or even Sin City 3 (out some time later than 2010).

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I have a feeling that the trickling release of images, posters, and trailers for The Spirit means we’ll be kept quite busy until 2009.

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