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I’m not sure how many of you are comic book movie fans, but if you were planning on seeing Hellboy 2: The Golden Army when it comes out later this year, you’ll be in for a treat.
Doug Jones, who plays Abe Sapien (that’s him in the picture above), said in an interview that his character will use a martial art style that is based on capoeira.
No sword, but you’ll also see him with no weapon in his hands doing a certain fighting style that Guillermo called ‘the way of the water’ and would be most reminiscent of Capeoira, that Brazilian dancing fighting style that everyone seems at least somewhat familiar with. They found an internationally ranked Capeoira fighter and instructor to double me for those scenes. I’m not one of those actors that insists that I do all of my own stunts, because I don’t want you to have an illusion that’s not true. This fellow did things I would never be able to do.
The first time I saw the trailer I noticed Abe Sapien’s capoeira movements right away (actually there’s only one in the trailer, but it’s clearly capoeira) and I got pretty excited. I don’t know about you guys, but I love to see capoeira pop up in unexpected places. It makes me all giddy, like, “Hey! That’s my stuff right there! I do that!” I wonder if other martial artists feel the same way about their styles…
Here’s the trailer in case you have no idea what or who Hellboy is. Oh, and be sure to pay attention around 1:54.
I was planning on seeing Hellboy 2 anyway, so this just makes it even cooler.
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