Comic Book Creator Mike Mignola Says 'Hellboy 3' is Not Happening
Here's some potentially disappointing news. Comic book creator Mike Mignola, the man behind the devilish red hero Hellboy, seems to think that the possibility of seeing Hellboy 3 is non-existent. Speaking with Comic Book Resources (via Comic Book Movie), Mignola was talking about the new comic book run Hellboy in Hell, and mentioned that aside from the difficulty in explaining the release pattern for the book, the other public relations deal that he'll have to continually deal with is that "there's no Hellboy 3 movie." However, we're betting that he might just be a little shortsighted in this particular situation. More below!
One would think that the comic creator would be in the know with things like this, but that's not always the case. While del Toro would certainly be consulting Mignola if there was a movie happening, the fact that there isn't one right now or solid plans for one in the next couple years, doesn't mean that it won't happen at all. After all, both del Toro and star Ron Perlman said that they were always trying to figure out how to make the third and likely final film in the series come to fruition. More recently, this past October, del Toro told MTV, "It's hard to find who finances it. It's the biggest chapter of the three movies. Hellboy becomes the beast of the apocalypse. We've inquired, but so far, if you know a rich uncle with $130 million…"
Honestly, since Hellboy isn't exactly a runaway hit, it's not surprising that finding money to do a film with a larger scale might be hard to do. Maybe the success of Pacific Rim could change things and get people more excited about another del Toro directed installment of Hellboy. Either way, the project would be many years away with all that del Toro has on his place, including another comic book property in the form of Justice League Dark. I'd say there's a 50/50 shot that we'll ever see Hellboy 3, but I definitely wouldn't get my hopes up. Hopefully del Toro and Perlman can prove Mignola wrong sometime down the road.