It's been seven years since Hellboy II: The Golden Army hit theaters in 2008, and hardcore fans have been clamoring for Hellboy 3 ever since. Franchise star Ron Perlman has long fought to bring Hellboy 3 to life, but it isn't known if this project will ever get off the ground. While promoting his new Amazon Studios TV series Hand of God, Ron Perlman revealed that he thought he was done with the character, until he heard writer-director Guillermo del Toro's take on the sequel. Here's what the actor had to say in a new interview with Empire.
"I really feel as though I'm done with the character. I don't have a burning desire to put that shit on again. But Guillermo del Toro told me what the resolve of the trilogy would look like, in broad strokes, and it's such an amazingly theatrical, cinematic idea, that I found it essential that we do it. We were designed to be a trilogy, with a beginning, a middle and an end. We've only done two-thirds, so I feel that we're not really done until we finish it."
It isn't known if other Hellboy stars, such as Selma Blair and Doug Jones will be back for the potential sequel, but then again, we have no clue if production will ever get started at all. When first asked about Guillermo del Toro's story ideas for the sequel, Ron Perlman would only say that it's "f---ed up," but he ended up dropping a few more details. Here's what the actor had to say.
"Holy shit, he's the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilization. He has to. It's non-negotiable. That's the foundation for the story, and that's why I think it would be a shame if we don't do it."
Hellboy II: The Golden Army ended with the title character's girlfriend, Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) revealing she is pregnant with twins. It isn't known how long after Hellboy II: The Golden Army that Hellboy 3 is set, but the actor made it clear that Hellboy's offspring will share qualities of both their parents, with one devilish and the other angelic. Here's what Ron Perlman had to say in a statement.
"I'll tell you this. The two twins: one would look like the mum and one would look like the dad. And one of them was going to be completely f---ing corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the f---ed-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga."
Unfortunately, even with this update, we still don't know if plans are being made to get Hellboy 3 off the ground. Do you think this sequel will ever happen? Or should they have stopped after Hellboy II: The Golden Army? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates.