Er, say what?!?
The other Brian Murphy over at The Silver Key has a link to an old Salon article in which del Toro out-and-out expresses his distaste for "little guys and dragons, hairy feet, hobbits -- I've never been into that at all. I don't like sword and sorcery, I hate all that stuff."
Uh-huh, sure. Sorry, but I ain't buyin' it. The guy who made "Hellboy" doesn't like heroic fantasy? The guy who gave us the insect-fairies and eldritch satyrs of "Pan's Labyrinth" doesn't like "little guys and dragons"?
And if I'm to believe that del Toro doesn't like sword-and-sorcery, what the heck is Elric doing in this trailer for "Hellboy 2"?
By the way, Brian, when are you starting this "Temple of Elemental Evil" campaign of yours? ;)