A third part was meant to come out in 2008 but was scrapped eventually
Ron Perlman has come forward to announce that he would still like to make Hellboy 3 with director Guillermo del Toro. The character, based on the Dark Horse Comics character of the same name, got his first live-action appearance in 2004. Hellboy was meant for a threequel, but the plan was scrapped later and was rebooted in 2019.
Hellboy told the story of a demon raised by humans and contains numerous supernatural themes. He works for the FBI Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, a special division meant only to protect the world against otherwordly threats. The movie also starred Selma Blair, John Hurt, and Doug Jones.
Hellboy was not a major success upon release, and made a worldwide collection of $99.8 million. However, since it was able to beat its budget of $66 million, it was able to warrant itself a sequel named Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
The sequel came out in 2008 and was a much bigger success. A third part was quickly greenlit and entered pre-production but wasn’t able to pick itself up afterwards. After a decade in production hell, the movie was officially scrapped in 2017. A reboot was announced with Stranger Things’ David Harbour in the lead, but the movie bombed big time.
In an interview with The Independent, Perlman admitted that he would still like to work with del Toro on the third movie. He was then asked if he was “eager” to do it, to which the actor gave a big “no” and added that he’s “71 f***ing years old.” But he still believes in an epic conclusion and wants Guillermo to come back and do it.
del Toro had shared what the story for Hellboy 3 will be, saying that he becomes a Beast of the Apocalypse and will fully wrap up the story with that. Let’s hope the veteran director reads this.
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