Ron Perlman and Director Guillermo del Toro Want to Make Hellboy 3 (Again)
07.17.12 by Ryan
Director Guillermo del Toro and actor Ron Perlman were on hand at the San Diego Comic-Con to promote the upcoming "robots vs. giant monsters" movie Pacific Rim, but couldn't escape the lingering questions of Hellboy 3. Perlman recently endured the painstaking make-up process for the character (something he's admitted that he isn't a fan of) to fulfill a Make a Wish Foundation request of a six year old boy battling leukemia. Del Toro admitted to Entertainment Weekly during the convention that the result of that visit has reinvigorated the director/actor duo's desire to want to make a third installment.
I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies, but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot. I can say publicly that now we are together in trying in that endeavor [to do Hellboy 3], so let's see if somebody finances it.
The question of making Hellboy 3 has gone back and forth since the second installment, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, debuted in 2008. In October of 2010, del Toro revealed that a third Hellboy was highly in doubt, but, like at last year's Comic-Con where Perlman said Hellboy 3 "would be cinematic and well worth doing," the actor claimed that not making the sequel would be "a little bit of a shame."
The [first] two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve. Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do. To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, to not do it would be, in my mind, a little bit of a shame.
Del Toro says that he has yet to talk to Hellboy creator Mike Mignola about the prospect of another sequel, but likely will soon and will start talking to studios about Hellboy 3. "We’re going to make an effort to do it," admitted del Toro. "I hope it happens."