Ron Perlman Game for Hellboy 3; Reveals Plot Details
01.06.11 by BJSprecher
If you listened to the last couple interviews that director Guillermo del Toro gave on the subject of a possible sequel to Hellboy II: The Golden Army, you could easily come to the conclusion that we will never see a Hellboy 3. He said in August that he "would love to do it," but mentioned that title star Ron Perlman is content starring in the TV series Sons of Anarchy and taking on other roles that do not require six hours in the makeup chaireach and every day of production. Then, in an interview with MTV in October, del Toro basically implied that the movie is never going to happen and promised to reveal the plot to any interested fans who asked him about it. Now, however, there is at least a ray of hope that we will one day see Hellboy back on the big screen as Perlman has confided to Examiner that he hopes Hellboy 3 will get the green light because "it's worth doing."
I hope there’s a third Hellboy, simply because [del Toro] always thought of it as a trilogy. And when he set up that [Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), Hellboy’s love interest] is pregnant with twins at the end of Hellboy 2, he kind of sketched out what the third Hellboy movie would look like. It’s so theatrical. It’s so epic. It’s so dark.
Adding further fuel to the fire, Perlman also revealed some plot details about Hellboy 3 in a separate interview.
The only thing I can share with you is we have this demon (Hellboy) who is a victim of this Oracle, which is not negotiable. He’s been summoned to the Earth for the destruction of mankind, and that’s non-negotiable. This whole notion that his nature, is the demon of destruction—against the way he’s been nurtured by his father, John Hurt’s character, to be kind and in the service of mankind. Those things are going to be in play in the third one. Then of course you have Liz (Blair) pregnant with twins at the end of the second film. So you don’t know what those two offspring are going to be? Are they going to be more human? Are they going to be more demon? Are they going to be a combination of the two? And how is that going to play out, in terms of Hellboy’s destiny. Which I say again is non-negotiable. So that’s the backdrop for the third film. And everything will be resolved, all these open-ended questions will finally be resolved. I don’t know how, he didn’t give me those details. But that’s the backdrop for it.
Perlman can next be seen on the big screen alongside Nicolas Cage in the supernatural period thriller Season of the Witch, opening on Friday.