It’s no secret that sometimes there aren’t enough fans to justify a sequel for films. Thus, the movie becomes a “cult-classic”, and it’s the hopes of said fans that one day the movie will become more than just that film. For fans of Hellboy, we got two films and the potential (and promise) of a third. Unfortunately, it’s not happened. Ron Perlman and Guillermo Del Toro have worked tirelessly to try and make it happen, but nothing has come of it yet. Variety talked with Ron Perlman (who recently kickstarted talk of Hellboy 3 happening) about the potential of the film:
“But I’ll tell you the same thing I’ve been telling everyone else, the Hellboy saga was meant to have a beginning, a middle and an end, and that, if you were loyal enough to us where you came and watched both those two movies that we made, we owe you a resolve. And there will come a time where he will have to live up to his destiny which is to be the beast of the apocalypse or if he has to suppress that destiny by sacrificing himself in some way so as to not destroy mankind but do the opposite. And that’s the discussion of the third film, I think it’s a discussion worth having and I think it’s something we owe the fans.”
And apparently, Del Toro does have the story and ideas for Hellboy 3 in his head:
“I haven’t heard from him since I started this latest round of insanity. [The sequel is] in Guillermo’s head. And he’s shared enough of it with me to know that it will be mind-blowing. I mean it will be mind-blowing. It will be great cinema. And if you are somebody who followed the first two movies, it will be even more mind-blowing because we have something… if you liked the first one and the second one, we have something really rock’em, shock’em in the third one.”
I’m a fan of the Hellboy movies, and I want to see a third one. So why don’t we fans spread the word that we want one and get this to happen!