There has been more talk of Hellboy III this year than any other year, so can we PLEASE just get the damn thing made!
Hellboy himself Ron Perlman has teased Instagram images jokingly announcing a third film, and in all fairness, it has been Perlman doing most of the talking. Director Guillermo del Toro has talked a little about the third film, usually being the voice of reason explaining why it won’t get made any time soon due to its massive budget requirements. However, as I have said time and time again, Hellboy II: The Golden Army had a bigger budget, but made a lot more money at the worldwide box office. The anticipation of Hellboy III pretty much guarantees it will be a success, but del Toro just needs a studio to have the guts to get behind it.
Perlman has been doing the teasing once more by chatting to Empire, this time revealing some actual story details, and once again if you are hungry for more Hellboy then this is going to both excite and frustrate you.
He told Empire that while he was done with playing Hellboy, he feels it is essential that the trilogy is finished:
“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 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.”
In the past, del Toro has said that the third and final film will see Hellboy becoming the Beast of the Apocalypse, something which Perlman echoed here:
“Holy shit, he’s the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilisation. 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.”
At the end of Hellboy II, Selma Blair’s Liz Sherman is revealed to be pregnant with twins, and it sounds like del Toro has some interesting ideas for them:
“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 fucking corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the fucked-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga.”
I am beginning to get tired of covering these stories on the third Hellboy film because it just sounds such a perfect end to the proposed trilogy. Please, PLEASE let the next story on Hellboy III be confirmation that the film IS getting made!