Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Trivia: When Hellboy hears Abe's music in the hallway, the display he is leaning against has Kroenen's mask from the first film.

Brad Premium member

Trivia: When Prince Nuada reassembles the three pieces of the crown, the screws in the crown can be momentarily seen before a shine passes over it.

Trivia: Guillermo Del Toro originally intended for miniature people to man the ramparts of Cathedral Head, but the budget didn't allow for it.

Jedd Jong

Trivia: Filming had to be delayed for two months because Anna Walton, who plays Princess Nuala, was eight months pregnant when filming was scheduled to begin.

Jedd Jong

Trivia: Guillermo Del Toro based the Bethmoora royalty on early European monarchy, when white skin was a symbol of purity and signified that they lived in luxury. Del Toro was also intrigued when he read that much of this early European monarchy was haemophiliac, and thus had Prince Nuada and Princess Nuala prone to easy bleeding.

Jedd Jong

Trivia: Guillermo del Toro turned down directing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and I am Legend to make this movie.

Shannon Jackson

Trivia: During the auction scene, there's a man with a dog on his lap. This man is Santiago Segura, a Spanish actor. He was the underground train driver in the first film (the one who knocked HB down the train with a fire extinguisher).

Trivia: A third film was rumored for many years, though director Guillermo del Toro confirmed that it was unlikely due to the projected high budget the story would required. After one final attempt to get the film made in early 2017, he officially announced the project was dead. Though shortly thereafter, a reboot being co-written by series creator Mike Mignola was announced. Del Toro and series star Ron Perlman have both given their blessing to the new film.

Trivia: When Abe and Manning are walking down the chaotic hallway of the BPRD near the beginning of the film, the creature seen through a dooway (like a large stalk with tentacles) and the subsequent goblin-like creature being carried by one of the agents both reappear as background creatures in the Troll Market sequence.

Trivia: On the street scene (where the giant elemental attacks), the nearby movie marquee reads "See You Next .nday". This is a homage is director John Landis who, as an inside joke, always puts the moniker "See You Next Wednesday" in all of his movies.

CCARNI Premium member

Continuity mistake: In the first Hellboy movie, when they first show the BPRD headquarters, it reads "Newark, New Jersey". In Hellboy II, they show what is clearly the same highly distinctive building, but it now reads "Trenton, New Jersey".

More mistakes in Hellboy II: The Golden Army
More quotes from Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Question: When the Princess Nuala asks Abe what he's wearing early in the film, Abe answers "It's a breathing apparatus". But he only dons the mechanism twice in the film, and rarely wears it outside where the microbes in the air can kill him! Why even wear it?

CCARNI Premium member

Chosen answer: Why not wear it? It's clearly something that's useful to him, even if it's apparently not particularly essential. It may simply just make him more comfortable, like a human wearing a scarf in cold weather - allowing him to breathe the water that he prefers rather than air. There's never any mention that Abe can only survive for a limited time out of the water; equally, there's no suggestion that he's particularly vulnerable to atmospheric microbes. It's part of his equipment that he uses when he wishes to, that's all.

Tailkinker Premium member

More questions & answers from Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.