Del Toro Talks Hobbit, Hellboy

Writer/director Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) tells Coming Soon that “we’ll know in four or five days whether all the legal stuff on The Hobbit and its sequel has been worked out and if he’ll be moving ahead”.

Del Toro has long been attached as the top candidate to helm the next two films in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise but nothing official has been signed yet.

He confirms that “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane has replaced Thomas Kretschmann as the voice of Johann Kraus in his next film, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”, opening in July.

He also added that his next small movie will be called “Saturn and the End of Days” about a young boy watching the end of the world while walking back and forth from the supermarket.