Hellboy, one of the more unusual comic book film adaptations, has had its third installment in limbo for seven years now. Fans of Guillermo del Toro’s foray into the most lucrative genre of film have been desperately grasping at any kind of information, and Hellboy actor Ron Perlman is happy to help.
The Nerdist reported early last month that Hellboy himself pushed the trending button on Twitter to get fans riled up.
“Anybody out there wanna see #Hellboy III as much as I do? Let’s get this muthaf**** trending, y’all! Let’s end the trilogy; we earned it!”
This June 3 tweet from Hellboy himself launched a fury throughout Twitter that Hellboy 3 was on its way, and Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman could be hard at work to make their franchise a trilogy to finish his story.
According to Slashfilm, Perlman implied that he did not think it would happen… unless he was a multimillionaire.
“I don’t think it will happen. Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from my side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.”
This has been proven to still be the case for big red’s third film. Sadly, though it went mostly unnoticed, Ron Perlman tweeted that his hint and teases were in no way meant to imply that Hellboy 3 was in production or even in talks.
“Just to clear up the confusion, that tweet about HB III lurking etc was more aspirational than factual; me continuing to dream…as I will!”
Despite the Hellboy 3 rumors, Perlman appears to stand by his prior comments that there is no real new news about the future of the Hellboy franchise. The Inquisitr reported that Guillermo del Toro bowed out of making his Justice League Dark film Dark Universe to finish up Crimson Peak and possibly a sequel to another of his films, Pacific Rim.
Ron Perlman has described just what another Hellboy film, presumably titled Hellboy 3, might look like if del Toro and Perlman ever end up completing it.
“The idea for it was to have Hellboy finally come to terms with the fact that his destiny, his inevitable destiny, is to become the beast of the Apocalypse, and having him and Liz face the sort of, that part of his nature, and he has to do it, in order to be able to ironically vanquish the foe that he has to face in the 3rd film. He has to become the best of the Apocalypse to be able to defend humanity, but at the same time he becomes a much darker being.”
Unfortunately for Hellboy fans, they have to continue to play the waiting game, and it’s certainly possible they might never get a Hellboy 3 film. However, one might say that the rebirth of the canceled TV show Heroes means that one truly can believe in the phrase “never say never.”
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