A third Hellboy movie is not likely to happen. If it were, we would have gotten one by now.
Probability be dammed! Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, has been making noise and knocking down doors make Hellboy 3 a reality. Just a few weeks ago, the actor hit up social media in the hopes of getting the idea trending; stating in a tweet “Anybody out there wanna see #HellboyIII as much as I do? Let’s get this muthafucka trending, y’all! Let’s end the trilogy; we earned it”. Later several of his co-stars followed suit with retweets and along with their own call-to-action.
Now the rally continues. In a recent interview with Variety, Perlman talks more about the project and says that the story for the third chapter is mind-blowing.
“The discussion has now overtaken me rather than me overtaking the discussion. And here I am in Monte Carlo, working on my suntan, and people are still asking me about Hellboy III, so I guess it’s still news. But I’ll tell you the same thing I’ve been telling everyone else, the Hellboy saga was meant to have a beginning, a middle and an end… we owe you a resolve.”
“There will come a time where he will have to live up to his destiny, which is to be the beast of the apocalypse, or if he has to suppress that destiny by sacrificing himself in some way so as to not destroy mankind but do the opposite. And that’s the discussion of the third film; I think it’s a discussion worth having, and I think it’s something we owe the fans.”
The actor hasn’t had a chance to talk to Del Toro since he the crusade for Hellboy III. However, he did reveal a few details about the director’s original plans for the sequel:
“It’s in Guillermo’s head. And he’s shared enough of it with me to know that it will be mind-blowing. I mean it will be mind-blowing. It will be great cinema. And if you are somebody who followed the first two movies, it will be even more mind-blowing because we have something… if you liked the first one and the second one, we have something really rock ’em, shock ’em in the third one.”
Perlman has definitely sparked interest among fans. Our voice, however, only plays a small factor when it comes to the dollars and sense of greenlighting a multi-million dollars picture. There’s not much more Perlman can do at this point, as any kind of discussions that need to take place would have to be between the studios and director. I would think that if a feature film wasn’t an option, then at least a web series or mini series would be in reason; allowing the story to play out in much more cost efficient way. Whatever the Studio is thinking, Perlman and fans need to keep at it. Hope and action are two different things. We can hope for a Hellboy III, but only by will of force, and enough internet chatter, will motion occur.