Guillermo Del Toro had his own Hellboy
In adapting the film, del Toro wanted to add his own touch to the origin of the red-skinned demon raised by humans to fight evil. "In a silly way, I secretly hope that people will see the movies I make more than once," he said. "I kind of coded who [Hellboy] was in his origin. If you pay attention closely the first time you see him, he is next to a stone statue of a cat. And his father is Broom, but also a sergeant who has a big cigar and says, 'Crap. That's a load of crap.' I said, 'I want to make him the son of those circumstances.'"
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