Director Guillermo del Toro and actor Ron Perlman were in San Diego today to promote their upcoming sci-fi thriller Pacific Rim, and it was here that the longtime duo revealed they are actively trying to get a third Hellboy film into production.

Guillermo del Toro made this statement.

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"I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3]."

Ron Perlman followed up by stating the following.

"The [first] two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve. 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."

Ron Perlman recently underwent the arduous make-up process needed to bring Hellboy to life in order to participate in a young boy's wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It was this incident that set the third film moving forward.

Says Guillermo del Toro.

"I've encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies, 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. I hope it happens."