I don't know about the rest of you, but for me it's been way too long since Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy came out. Has it only been three years? We've known about the pending sequel for awhile, and that del Toro and three top cast members (Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones) will be returning. According to Superheroflix, Universal has released an official plot synopsis that confirms some of the things mentioned here on Cinematical by Mark Beall back on August 8 concerning the plot of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Apparently this sequel to the 2004 film -- based on the comic by Mike Mignola -- will feature "bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains in an epic vision of imagination."

Frankly, this synopsis runs heavier on rhetoric than on details. Click here to read it in its entirety, but here's the gist: "After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it's up to the planet's toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it's time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman)." Also, the synopsis points out that our big red friend still loves kittens. The film will hit theatres on August 1, 2008.
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