Hellboy 2 to Start Filming in May


Ron Perlman talked to the LA Daily News about Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, for which Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro has flown to Budapest to “zero in on the beginning of principal photography.”

Perlman added that he is busy working out to get back into that super suit of his for a production start around the end of May. “I’m already in the gym six days a week,” he notes with a smile. And what does his workout consist of? “The push-ups, the sit-ups, the stationary bike. Then, of course, there’s the lifting of the pizza.” Does he have a trainer? “I have a trainer, and I’m almost housebroken,” he quips.

The sequel will have “an epic quality,” says Perlman, even as it “continues to explore all the things that are great about this character – a superhero who is such an underachiever and such an adolescent.”

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army is scheduled to hit theaters on August 1, 2008.