Will there be a Hellboy 3? Ron Perlman, who stars the title character, and Guillermo del Toro, who directed the first two, think that they owe one to the fans.
The series, based on a comic book, stars a demon from Hell who becomes good after being raised by a priest, despite being destined to ultimately bring on the Apocalypse.
Fans like Keith Mann know that Perlman has rejected the idea of crowdfunding the project, which has proven successful for movies like Veronica Marsand the short film Kung Fury. For one, he says, it simply isn’t feasible for an expensive blockbuster. But more to the point, it feels like cheating, because fans should not have to pay for it.
“If you were loyal enough to us where you came and watched both those two movies that we made, we owe you a resolve,” he said.
According to Perlman, he still hears fans talk about the possibility of a sequel, and he and Del Toro have talked intermittenly about it. He assures us that Del Toro’s descriptions of the project are “mind-blowing.” Apparently, the film would address the central conflict in the title character’s existence: will be ultimate succumb to his demonic nature and destroy the world, or somehow sacrifice himself to prevent it and save mankind?
We’ll just have to see if they ever get the chance to tell that story.