Ron Perlman isn’t giving up on Big Red.
Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro have long held out hope for “Hellboy 3,” a means of finishing off their planned trilogy with world-ending consequences. Though there’s still no official movement on the project, Perlman gave a very positive update to EmpireOnline.com about where he stands on the threequel.
Here’s how Perlman put it, according to Empire:
“Every time I’m with Guillermo, it certainly occupies a small portion of the conversation. And believe me, when we walked away from Hellboy II, both of us had had the snot beaten out of us to the degree that neither of us wanted to ever see Hellboy again.
“Then, about a year went by and I realised we had asked the fans to invest so much in this saga, and the saga really is all about how it resolves, because this force has been summoned into the universe and the oracle says, non-negotiably, that he’s going to destroy the Earth and he’s been nurtured to be this force of good. So for the third instalment – it was always about the third – I said, ’Guillermo, I know what a heavy lift it’ll be, I know it’ll have to be twice as expensive as the first two put together.’ I think there’s a chance.
“Both Guillermo and I want to do it. Selma (Blair) and Doug (Jones) too, it’s just a question of finding someone who thinks there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
And that’s about as optimistic an update as you can get: all of the major players involved in the “Hellboy” film franchise want to do one more. The question remains: who’s going to foot the bill? Until we have an answer, we won’t have a “Hellboy 3.”
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