Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman talk Hellboy 3
Might the gates to Hellboy 3 have been unlocked? Ron Perlman is interested again at the very least...
There has been chatter of a potential Hellboy 3 since shortly after the release of the second film, but there has always been some doubt as to whether it would happen. Be it Guillermo del Toro's schedule, or whether Ron Perlman would be willing to sacrifice more time to the make-up chair, there seemed to be no shortage of obstacles to getting it made.
With Perlman once again teaming up with del Toro for Pacific Rim, it's safe to say that the matter will be discussed a fair bit over the coming month or so as they go on the publicity trail to support the release. Kicking things of are Shock Till You Drop who asked del Toro about the possibility of a third instalment, and he said that "I hate giving pieces about it, but last night we were at dinner and Ron said 'I would be very happy to do Hellboy again, when are we doing Hellboy 3?'"
Perlman added that "I loved working for Legendary [Pictures] and I know for Guillermo, working on Pacific Rim was one of his greatest experiences. The reason I loved working for them is because Guillermo was so happy". He added: "I came in six months into the shoot and he seemed as fresh as a daisy, simply because he was working for someone who appreciated and supported his outlandish visions of what he wanted to put on screen. My immediate wish was wouldn't it be great if these guys came in and helped resolve the Hellboy series?"
The site also reached out to Legendary boss Thomas Tull who didn't say a great deal to suggest the film would happen and made it clear that there are numerous rights issues to sort out in order for it to go ahead.
Like many of del Toro's potential future projects; Hellboy 3 receiving the green light appears to depend largely on how well Pacific Rim performs at the box office. Fingers crossed.
More on Hellboy 3 when it's available.
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