Artist Mike Mignola Worked on The Hobbit for a Few Weeks
Not surprising to hear, considering Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is credited for the story on Hellboy II: The Golden Army and did work closely with Guillermo del Toro on both of those movies, but it is exciting nonetheless. Collider talked with Mignola on the red carpet of the Saturn Awards last week and got a small tidbit out of him about The Hobbit. "I actually did go down to New Zealand for just about a week and a half, really… It was really quick, and I did a little bit of work on The Hobbit." What exactly did he do? He wouldn't say, but our guess is he worked on some of the early concept art drawings, as he's also an artist.
So what can we expect from this Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola team up briefly for The Hobbit?
"It's hard to say at this point, because so much work had been done before I even got there that I looked at it and I [said] wow, it looks like a 16 hour, insane movie, there's so much in it. It's too early for me to tell how much stuff is going to get paired down. I don't really feel comfortable saying too much, except that it looks amazing. And it's very much a del Toro stamp on that world."
So there's the first response from someone who has been down to New Zealand and seen first hand exactly what del Toro's version of The Hobbit looks like so far. Mike Mignola is a good guy and I trust him. If you're not sure about this, just watch the interview video on Collider, and you can tell that he wouldn't just hype things up without good reason. For those who are dying for more updates on The Hobbit, word is that there might be some big announcements coming during Comic-Con. I mean, we already know that Peter Jackson himself will be there, so maybe he'll be hosting a Hobbit panel as well. As always, stay tuned for the latest!