Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' is probably a 'Hellboy' prequel

July 19, 2017

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They can pretend all they want this is some standalone water creature movie, but there's no way this isn't a Hellboy prequel and probably an origin story for Abe Sapien. I don't care what anybody says. It's Guillermo del Toro and everything points to this fish-man-thing as being Abe Sapien. Sure, they didn't title it Abe Sapien: The Movie, but it's still very clearly a movie about Abe Sapien. Even if the creature turns out to be called something else and has a completely different origin story and ends up dying, it's still an Abe Sapien origin movie. Even if it's actually a re-imagining of Creature from the Black Lagoon it's still an Abe Sapien origin movie. That's just how these things work.

UPDATE: Guillermo del Toro has blatantly denied this is an Abe Sapien prequel. But, ya know, if you ask me it's still definitely an Abe Sapien prequel.

And here's Abe Sapien from Hellboy for reference.

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