During New York Comic Con, “Pacific Rim” director Guillermo del Toro swung by MTV Geek headquarters for an update on his upcoming monsters versus robots flick. While he was in the studio, he also shed light on where things stand with two of his other most anticipated monster projects: his “Hulk” television series, and his third “Hellboy” movie.
Regarding the status of “Hulk,” del Toro said things are currently “inactive” and “in a holding pattern,” and have been “for the last eight months,” once again mentioning that mysterious writer.
The outlook on “Hellboy 3” isn’t much sunnier than it is on “Hulk,” but del Toro at the very least is trying to get Big Red off the ground for a third film.
“It’s hard to find who finances it,” he explained. “It’s the biggest chapter of the three movies. Hellboy becomes the beast of the apocalypse. We’ve inquired, but so far, if you know a rich uncle with $130 million…”
When MTV Geek’s Steven Smith suggested del Toro consider Kickstarter as an option, the filmmaker laughed and said, “We would need a big kick.”
Del Toro credited Perlman’s recent Make-A-Wish appearance with the desire to make “Hellboy 3” a reality.
“That had a lot to do with it, frankly, for all of us,” he said. “’Hellboy 2’ was really tough to shoot. We’re all friends, but it’s so hard to raise money for these movies.”
“I’m not saying it’s going to happen,” he added, “but we’re finally trying.”
See what else del Toro had to say about “Pacific Rim” and more in the video below.
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