Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy franchise is something that fans would love to see continue. We all want to see that long-awaited Hellboy 3 film get made, and now actor Ron Perlman is trying to rally the troops for support! The actor really wants to close out the trilogy that they started.
Del Toro has tried for years to get this movie off the ground, but he hasn't been able to find a studio willing to give him the budget he needs to make it. I'd like to think that this push from Perlman would get the studios hyped up to do the movie, but with the accountants running Hollywood these days, it might be hard.
Here's the tweet that started the movement:
Actor Doug Jones then threw in his support:
The last thing we heard about the film came from from Del Toro last year when he said:
"Well, you know, we don’t have that movie on the horizon. But the idea for it was to have Hellboy finally come to terms with the fact that his destiny, his inevitable destiny, is to become the beast of the Apocalypse, and having him and Liz face the sort of, that part of his nature, and he has to do it, in order to be able to ironically vanquish the foe that he has to face in the 3rd film. He has to become the beast of the Apocalypse to be able to defend humanity, but at the same time he becomes a much darker being. It's a very interesting ending to the series, but I don’t think it will happen."
He then explained why the movie might never happen:
"I think that the first movie made its budget back, and a little bit of profit, but then it was very very big on video and DVD. The story repeated itself with the second already, it made its money back at the box office, but a small margin of profit in the release of the theatrical print, but was very very big on DVD and video. Sadly now from a business point of view all the studios know is that you don't have that safety net of the DVD and video, so they view the project as dangerous….Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from MY side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.
That doesn't spark a lot of confidence.