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.
GDT HAS NOT DIRECTED AN EPISODE OF HANNIBAL. Sorry ya’ll. If you believe in the MWI then it’s possible he has on another earth! Rejoice!
— Ian Gibson (@Ian_Gibson) April 1, 2015
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.
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
For those asking if the #GuillermoDelToro news is an April Fools joke, we know better than to mess w/ those emotionally wrecked by Mizumono.
— DeLaurentiis Co (@DeLaurentiisCo) April 1, 2015
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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