NO KROENEN IN HELLBOY 2?
From a scooper for Aint It Cool News:
'Guillermo del Toro, Selma Blair and Ron Perlman presented Hellboy here in Berlin last night and were available for Q & A. Guillermo was very nice, funny and outspoken, but Ron and Selma (such a beautiful woman!) seemed tired (maybe after having given thousands of interviews before). They all confirmed that Hellboy 2 is signed and on the way, but Guillermo is at least making one other, smaller movie before that in spain. He told us, that The Devils Backbone is his personal favourite movie (mine too) and he was especially unhappy with Mimic and somewhat dissatisfied with Blade 2.
As for the story of Hellboy 2 Guillermo did not seem to have already made up his mind, but Abe and Selma's characters will get much more room and Kroenen seems not to come back in the first sequel (damn!). As they were not sure if there would be a sequel when making Hellboy, they tried to get as much good stuff from the comics into it as possible to have it on screen at least once. So many ideas were used up for Hellboy 1 and they seemingly have to search first for new ones to fill Hellboy 2.'
Courtesy of Ain't It Cool News