Guillermo Del Toro Probably Won’t Direct Another Superhero Film

Hellboy and Blade director Guillermo del Toro revealed that he plans to eventually retire from directing blockbusters in order to focus on smaller films.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak is coming out later this week, so naturally the director has been doing the press rounds to promote his upcoming film. In an interview with The Guardian, Del Toro, who has worked on a number of big budget action films and franchises such as Hellboy, Blade and Pacifim Rim, revealed that he plans to eventually retire from directing blockbusters in order to focus on smaller, independent films.

“What I can tell you quite safely is, I don’t intend to keep on doing big, giant Hollywood movies for much longer, Crimson Peak is a great permit for me to work on a smaller scale. I mean, it’s big for a drama, but it’s a much smaller undertaking than Pacific Rim or Hellboy. I can’t say which ones, but I’ve been offered gigantic movies in the superhero genre, but I don’t like the superheroes that are… nice. I like the dark ones, so Blade and Hellboy were right for me. The mechanics of action only interest me when it’s a universe very, very close to my heart, which Pacific Rim is, and I love it. I’m not going to pursue action movies or superhero movies at all any more. I hope I can go back to doing the smaller, weirder ones.”

Up until last year, Guillermo Del Toro was attached to direct a Justice League Dark adaptation for Warner Bros, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with the production date of the untitled Pacifim Rim sequel, which apparently hasn’t even been greenlit yet.

That’s one of the films that we know that Guillermo Del Toro was considering, but judging by his quotes above, it sounds like the director was actually offered something even bigger than that, but decided to pass due to his preference of darker heroes.

What do you guys think? Would you want to see another blockbuster by Del Toro? Let us know in the comment section below!

SOURCE: The Guardian

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.