Guillermo del Toro Might Take 'Hellboy 3' to Legendary Pictures Now
While this is nothing more than a vague shimmer of hope, there might be some good news on the horizon for fans hoping to see Hellboy 3 come to fruition. The last update on the potential for the sequel came from comic creator Mike Mignola saying that project wasn't happening. Of course, that was likely just for the time being, and he simply meant it was not in active development. That still seems to be the case, but as Guillermo del Toro and his Pacific Rim supporting actor Ron Perlman (Hellboy himself) make the publicity rounds, they've been asked about the possibility of a third film, and they still sound quite hopeful.
Shock Til You Drop spoke with del Toro who said:
"I hate giving pieces about it, but last night, we were at dinner and Ron said, 'I would be very happy to do Hellboy again, when are we doing Hellboy 3?' Thomas [Tull] said, 'I would love to see Hellboy 3.' He didn't say he would love to do it he just said he'd like to see it, but today, I'll ask him."
Then Perlman also sat down with the outlet and liked the sound of that:
"Not just anybody can make this movie. I loved working for Legendary and I know for Guillermo working on 'Pacific Rim' was one of his greatest experiences. The reason I loved working for them is because Guillermo was so happy. I came in six months into the shoot and he seemed as fresh as a daisy, simply because he was working for someone who appreciated and supported his outlandish visions of what he wanted to put on the screen. My immediate, silent wish was, wouldn't it be great if these guys came in and helped resolve the Hellboy series."
Legendary Entertainment boss Thomas Tull commented on the prospect of the company taking on the franchise, as they look for a new studio home following their departure from Warner Bros. and he didn't shoot down the prospect. Of course, the obvious issue that Tull points out is obtaining the rights from Universal since they made the first two films. It would be nice to see del Toro finish out this comic book franchise with a grand sequel, especially since del Toro has said, "It's hard to find who finances it. It's the biggest chapter of the three movies. Hellboy becomes the beast of the apocalypse." Stay tuned.
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Xerxexx on Jul 1, 2013
Xerxexx on Jul 1, 2013
Please. I need this.
DAVIDPD on Jul 1, 2013
Each time we hear del Toro talking about Hellboy III, add 3 years until release.....
David Banner on Jul 1, 2013
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Linkfx on Jul 1, 2013
If Legendary does indeed go to Universal Studios, who made Hellboy II: The Golden Army....then it would be a pretty easy deal to get the Legendary/Universal partnership together to get that film made. More and more, I'm liking the idea of a Legendary/Universal partnership. Universal has had some big hits recently, Fast Five and Furious 6 have brought them back into the realm of making big, live action blockbusters that make a ton of money. So Universal pairing with Legendary would give Universal the chance to potentially make the Pacific Rim sequel, potentially the Godzilla sequel....and give them new opportunities for attractions at their theme parks. Also, get who else is at Universal? King Kong...that wouldn't necessarily be the direction they go in...but Godzilla vs King Kong for the new millennium could be quite an event.
Chris Groves on Jul 1, 2013
Let's hope it gets done somehow and done right!
mooreworthy on Jul 1, 2013
Bring back the NAZI'S!
Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Jul 2, 2013
I hope this is done sooner than later - I just can't see anyone playing HB other than Perlman - and he ain't getting any younger.
VAharleywitch on Jul 3, 2013
Carpola on Jul 4, 2013
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