The man who brought the Dark Horse icon to the big-screen is now inspired and ready to try for a third film, he told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. Del Toro as well as Perlman are now both on record saying they’re committed to figuring out how to make the much begged-for “Hellboy 3” a reality.
“I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do ’Hellboy 3’],” the “Pacific Rim” director told EW. Perlman, who was with del Toro during the interview, cosigned del Toro’s declaration.
“The [first] two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve,” said the actor. “Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do. To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, would be in my mind a little bit of a shame.”
Both Perlman and del Toro said that it was the actor’s recent return to the Hellboy role as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation request that made them feel like the time is right to give a third movie a try.
“I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies,” said del Toro, “but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot.”
“We’re going to make an effort to do it,” he continued. “I hope it happens.”
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