Ron Perlman says Hellboy 3 may just be the film that kills him.
With rumors leading to the possibility of Hellboy 3 happening after all, Ron Perlman has chimed in with his two cents on how big the movie, and his role, will be. Ron Perlman has told ShockTillYouDrop that Legendary Pictures would be the perfect home for the film, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, considering Guillermo del Toro’s relationship with the company.
However, Ron Perlman is not young any more, and a movie that tops the previous films in scope and action could be enough to kill him, the actor says. Hellboy is a tough character, and probably tougher than Perlman at this point.
If you look at Ron Perlman’s work in the past decade or so, you’ll notice that a lot of the films he’s been in haven’t been very physically demanding. Even in Blade 2, he really didn’t do much, and the climactic scene where he fights the titular character is extremely padded out with a fight sequence involving lackeys (and a nice tune from The Crystal Method). If Ron Perlman ever had to do a film along the lines of his action hero brethren, it would probably be too much for him, and Hellboy 3 is just the thing that would test him.
Ron Perlman says of Hellboy 3:
“[Hellboy 3] needs to be twice as big as Hellboy 1 or Hellboy 2. It’s all of these oracles coming home to roost with these apocalyptic things taking place. Guillermo’s version of this resolve in the trilogy is epic in scope. Not just anybody can make this movie. It has to be somebody who’s no stranger to this sense of scope. For me to do Hellboy 3, it could kill me – in terms of physically demanding, for a guy my age, but it’s worth it because anyone who sits and listens to Guillermo’s version of how this thing ends is completely seduced. It’s so theatrical and compelling and if you liked the first two movies in any way, shape or form, this is the ultimate one-two punch.”
After this, it can’t be said that Guillermo del Toro isn’t aiming high or taking it easy on his favorite actor for the sake of his age. Recasting him would be almost the death of the series before Hellboy 3 has even begun, so it has to be Ron Perlman in the red makeup and horns.
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