Update: Hannibal Season 3 dream director not happening?

That amazing Hannibal news story about the best director might not true *weeps*

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UPDATE: Right, so it turns out that this might have been an April Fool’s after all, or some miscommunication. Various sources are reporting that Guillermo del Toro won’t be directing one of Hannibal’s Season 3 episodes following tweets from his assistant Ian Gibson.

So we’re just going to do a little cry now and remember earlier today when we were happy. And if THIS turns out to be the April Fool then we’re just going to break something.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

It’s April 1st but apparently this is not an April Fools: Guillermo del Toro will direct an episode of Hannibal Season 3.

Fashion Style reported on a DeiLaurentiis company newsletter, which confirmed that the Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director will helm one of Season 3’s final three episodes, followed by Guillermo Navarro and Michael Rymer. They join previously announced directors Vincenzo Natali (Cube) and Neil Marshall (The Descent).

“It may be hard to top last season’s finale, but we can promise you a conclusion you won’t soon forget!” promises the newsletter.

Sensing our concerns about all this being a horrible trick, the DeLaurentiis Co Twitter account responded

It’s difficult to know how to respond to this brilliant news, so we’re just going to leave this here.

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