History Trivia / Hellboy

3rd Jun '16 6:27:05 PM Nylsa
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Executives originally wanted to cast VinDiesel as Hellboy and make him a human who can transform into a demon, a la TheIncredibleHulk. Putting aside the fact that this would most likely have gotten them sued by Marvel Comics, del Toro and Mignola did not like this, and they had both independently decided that Creator/RonPerlman was the only casting choice for the part that either of them would support. Hellboy remained a big red guy in a coat, and Perlman was cast. The film took a significant budget cut as a result, though given del Toro's talented directing, it's hard to tell- although it also meant the advertising budget was almost nothing, and since the film was released when ''Passion Of The Christ'' came out and many theaters refused to shwo the film due to that fact, as well as having the word "Hell" in the title, having no ad budget REALLY hurt this movie.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Executives originally wanted to cast VinDiesel as Hellboy and make him a human who can transform into a demon, a la TheIncredibleHulk. Putting aside the fact that this would most likely have gotten them sued by Marvel Comics, del Toro and Mignola did not like this, and they had both independently decided that Creator/RonPerlman was the only casting choice for the part that either of them would support. Hellboy remained a big red guy in a coat, and Perlman was cast. The film took a significant budget cut as a result, though given del Toro's talented directing, it's hard to tell- although it also meant the advertising budget was almost nothing, and since the film was released when ''Passion Of The Christ'' came out and many theaters refused to shwo show the film due to that fact, as well as having the word "Hell" in the title, having no ad budget REALLY hurt this movie.
3rd May '16 9:14:22 PM PaulA
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** Many to Ron Perlman's previous role in the TV series ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

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** Many to Ron Perlman's previous role in the TV series ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''.''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}''.
22nd Apr '16 6:41:52 AM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Agent Myers lived an alternate life in a little town called [[Series/{{Lexx}} Prime Ridge]] under the name of Cleasby Cleasby.
** [[Creator/JohnHurt Professor Bruttenholm]] is [[WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]] and the [[TheNthDoctor Unknown]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the second movie, Krauss is voiced by SethMacFarlane, creator of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
** If you were wondering why Luke Goss (Nuada) looks and sounds so familiar in heavy makeup, it's because [[Film/BladeII he's played a supernatural]] [[spoiler: patricidal]] prince before.
* MetaCasting / InkSuitActor: When discussing the film, Mignola and del Toro were considering who should play Hellboy. They each said they had a particular actor in mind and decided to each write their choice down on a napkin and turn them both over at the same time. They had both written "Ron Perlman."

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Agent Myers lived an alternate life in a little town called [[Series/{{Lexx}} Prime Ridge]] under the name of Cleasby Cleasby.
** [[Creator/JohnHurt Professor Bruttenholm]] is [[WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]] and the [[TheNthDoctor Unknown]] [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the second movie, Krauss is voiced by SethMacFarlane, creator of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
** If you were wondering why Luke Goss (Nuada) looks and sounds so familiar in heavy makeup, it's because [[Film/BladeII he's played a supernatural]] [[spoiler: patricidal]] prince before.
* MetaCasting / InkSuitActor: When discussing the film, Mignola and del Toro were considering who should play Hellboy. They each said they had a particular actor in mind and decided to each write their choice down on a napkin and turn them both over at the same time. They had both written "Ron Perlman."Creator/RonPerlman."
25th Oct '15 7:46:24 PM missmoon
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** Charlie Day was actually del Toro's first choice to play Nuada. However, Nuada's design looked too extreme on him so Luke Goss was cast instead. Day would later work with del Toro in ''Film/PacificRim''.

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** Charlie Day Hunnam was actually del Toro's first choice to play Nuada. However, Nuada's design looked too extreme on him so Luke Goss was cast instead. Day Hunnam would later work with del Toro in ''Film/PacificRim''.
21st Oct '15 5:38:33 PM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were actually plans in the 90s to create an animated TV series with ''{{Disney}}'' of all things. While this never went anywhere a lot of the concepts from the pitch wound up mutating into what eventually became ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were actually plans in the 90s to create an animated TV series with ''{{Disney}}'' ''Creator/{{Disney}}'' of all things. While this never went anywhere a lot of the concepts from the pitch wound up mutating into what eventually became ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
19th Sep '15 6:29:54 AM moloch
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* TheOtherDarrin: In ''The Golden Army'', Abe is now voiced by his actor, Doug Jones, rather than David Hyde Pierce. Unlike other versions of this trope, i, but the fact that Pierce felt Jones' performance was strong enough that there was simply no ''need'' to hire a separate voice actor. The difference was practically unnoticeable, since Pierce had only been cast [[ExecutiveMeddling because some executives thought Jones wasn't a big enough "name"]], and he'd been mimicking Jones' performance anyway.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In ''The Golden Army'', Abe is now voiced by his actor, Doug Jones, rather than David Hyde Pierce. Unlike other versions of this trope, i, but the fact that Pierce felt Jones' performance was strong enough that there was simply no ''need'' to hire a separate voice actor. The difference was practically unnoticeable, since Pierce had only been cast in the first place [[ExecutiveMeddling because some executives thought Jones wasn't a big enough "name"]], and he'd been mimicking Jones' performance anyway.
19th Sep '15 6:29:00 AM moloch
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* TheOtherDarrin: In ''The Golden Army'', Abe is now voiced by his actor, Doug Jones, rather than David Hyde Pierce. Unlike other versions of this trope, it apparently wasn't due to scheduling differences, but the fact that Pierce felt Jones' performance was strong enough that there was simply no ''need'' to hire a separate voice actor. He may have been right, some people didn't really notice the change or it never bothered them if they did.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In ''The Golden Army'', Abe is now voiced by his actor, Doug Jones, rather than David Hyde Pierce. Unlike other versions of this trope, it apparently wasn't due to scheduling differences, i, but the fact that Pierce Pierce felt Jones' performance was strong enough that there was simply no ''need'' to hire a separate voice actor. He may have The difference was practically unnoticeable, since Pierce had only been right, cast [[ExecutiveMeddling because some people didn't really notice the change or it never bothered them if they did.executives thought Jones wasn't a big enough "name"]], and he'd been mimicking Jones' performance anyway.
3rd Sep '15 3:57:44 AM heretoeditisall
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Executives originally wanted to cast VinDiesel as Hellboy and make him a human who can transform into a demon, a la TheIncredibleHulk. Putting aside the fact that this would most likely have gotten them sued by Marvel Comics, del Toro and Mignola did not like this, and they had both independently decided that Creator/RonPerlman was the only casting choice for the part that either of them would support. Hellboy remained a big red guy in a coat, and Perlman was cast. The film took a significant budget cut as a result, though given del Toro's talented directing, it's hard to tell.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Executives originally wanted to cast VinDiesel as Hellboy and make him a human who can transform into a demon, a la TheIncredibleHulk. Putting aside the fact that this would most likely have gotten them sued by Marvel Comics, del Toro and Mignola did not like this, and they had both independently decided that Creator/RonPerlman was the only casting choice for the part that either of them would support. Hellboy remained a big red guy in a coat, and Perlman was cast. The film took a significant budget cut as a result, though given del Toro's talented directing, it's hard to tell.tell- although it also meant the advertising budget was almost nothing, and since the film was released when ''Passion Of The Christ'' came out and many theaters refused to shwo the film due to that fact, as well as having the word "Hell" in the title, having no ad budget REALLY hurt this movie.
25th Aug '15 12:06:10 PM moloch
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Largely based on Mike Mignola's father, who was a cabinet maker. He'd often come home to his family with tales of horrific on the job accidents, including one careless fellow losing a hand, told in the nonchalant, unflappable manner that would become HB's trademark.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Largely Hellboy himself is largely based on Mike Mignola's father, who was a cabinet maker. He'd often come home to his family with tales of horrific on the job on-the-job accidents, including one careless fellow losing a hand, told in the nonchalant, unflappable manner that would become HB's trademark.
3rd Aug '15 4:18:35 AM moloch
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* DawsonCasting: A weird case, as Hellboy is technically older than Ron Perlman, who plays him. Except that Hellboy is supposed to be OlderThanHeLooks and in his 30's appearance wise. Ron Perlman was in his 50's when he played the character.

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* DawsonCasting: A weird case, as Hellboy is technically older than Ron Perlman, who plays him. Except that Hellboy is supposed to be OlderThanHeLooks and in his 30's appearance wise. Ron Perlman was in his 50's when he played the character.character, meaning he was a [[MindScrew man in his 50s playing a man in his 60s who looks like a man in his 30s.]]
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