In a recent post, director Guillermo del Toro shared a list of superhero films that he liked and encouraged other to do the same.
On the list, Guillermo del Toro surprisingly did not mention his own adaptations but he did list many others that were obvious choices and a few that were not so obvious: You can see the full Tweet below.
Some adapted Superhero movies I dig (feel free to add!):
The Raimi Spider-man 1,2
Donner's Superman and Lester/Donner Superman II
The Dark Knight
Guardians of the Galaxy
Favreau's Iron Man
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 18, 2018
Guillermo del Toro is, of course, no stranger to superhero adaptations. He first directed Blade II back in 2002 before moving on to Hellboy in 2004. He eventually co-wrote and directed its sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, in 2008. Sadly neither film performed all that well at the box office and the planned Hellboy III was scrapped.
Since then, the director has been linked to several projects that never quite got off the ground. He reportedly left the Hobbit films due to them taking to long to be greenlit and had his own passion project, At The Mountains of Madness, canceled by Universal. He was also attached to direct an adaptation of Justice League Dark back when the DC Extended Universe looked like a viable competitor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Luckily, Guillermo del Toro’s luck seems to be on the rise. Last year, he won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director for his work on The Shape of Water and seems to be reviving long-term projects that never got off the ground. Let’s hope that he can keep this new momentum going!
What are your favorite superhero films? Do you agree with Guillermo del Toro’s list? What projects would you like to see the director tackle? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The 9 Best Things About ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’
Well, cowboys and cowgirls, Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here. Eight years after the original title took the gaming world by storm, Rockstar is back with a prequel set ten years before the original. For people who like horses but may not want to ride them in real life, they’re in luck, because anyone who plays Red Dead Redemption 2 will be sitting on a horse for quite a while. As you pursue an outlaw life, jumping from town-to-town, players explore a world full of danger and excitement behind every corner.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has already broken pretty much every entertainment record imaginable. It’s had the most successful opening weekend for any entertainment product ever, so you don’t need to take my word on why this game is so good, just go look at the numbers. Underneath the massive, 60-hour story, is a beautiful world layered with complicated characters, powerful predators and painful memories. So, what are you waiting for, go jump on your horse and start playing this game!
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