Hellboy: How bad could it have been?
Here’s how bad:
“An executive said to me, ‘What about a regular actor who gets angry and turns into Hellboy?’ ” said del Toro, wrinkling his face in disgust. “I go, ‘That’s … not … very good.
“Then they would say, ‘What if you call him Hellboy and he comes from Hell and all that, but he looks like a guy?’ Then they would suggest things like, ‘Can he have a Hellmobile?’ ‘Can he have a dog? A pet dog that comes from hell and is red?’
Man did they dodge bullets on this thing to get it made.