Another day, another quote about Hellboy 3. The final chapter of Guillermo del Toro‘s trilogy based on the comic book series by Mike Mignola, is on the must-have list of many movie fans, but finding the political/financial will to make it a reality has been something quite different. Still, that hasn’t stopped us from talking about, it hasn’t stopped movie journalists from asking about it, and it hasn’t stopped the primary players from the series from answering those questions. And so it goes, when Hellboy star Ron Perlman again appeared in front of reporters, he was naturally asked about Hellboy 3, and is answer offered some surprising insight.
According to /Film, while talking to the Television Critics Association yesterday, Perlman had some insightful comments about his dedication to making a third Hellboy, and whether or not he’s wholly invested in the enterprise.
Let me make the record clear: I don’t want to do Hellboy 3. It’s a pain in the ass to put that makeup on and take it off. But I feel we’re obligated to finish the story. That’s it. End of conversation.
Wow. I guess we all just assumed that Perlman took the hours of aggravation in the make-up chair like a trooper, but of course it would be a “pain in the ass” for him, and considering that he’s now at the official retirement age mark, he can probably think of better things to do with his time than have red paint slathered on him four hours a day.
Still, you have to admire his dedication to the art, not to mention the fans. It’s pretty clear there’s an ending in mind for the Hellboy film series, del Toro’s been pretty adamant about that point. The question remains though, does anyone want to fund it? Perhaps if del Toro’s upcoming Crimson Peak makes a boat-load of cash, then someone might see the wisdom to take a gamble on Hellboy 3. But then again, that’s what was said after the success of Pan’s Labyrinth, which resulted in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Del Toro’s already received one Hail Mary in the form of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom so perhaps he just feels blessed that he’s got one underappreciated franchise going on.
In the meantime, you can catch Perlman in the new Amazon series Hand of God sometime later this month.
Source: Cinema Blend