Guillermo Del Toro is famous for having a lot of projects on his plate. The writer, director, and producer is currently juggling the upcoming horror film Mama, his Dark Universe film for DC/Warner Bros., a possible Mountains of Madness adaptation, and the sure to be summer blockbuster Pacific Rim. One film many fans had hoped the director would make time for is the final part of a proposed Hellboy trilogy. There had been rumors and mumblings recently that it could in fact happen, but it seems like it won’t be anytime soon. While there is still a small shred of hope to hold on to, Del Toro says the film couldn’t find financial backing.
Speaking with Latino Review about Mama, Del Toro touched on horror films, reiterating Dark Universe is moving ahead, and that he hasn’t given up on Mountains of Madness. The director gave fans a lot to look forward to, but he also burst the Hellboy 3 bubble:
Well, a couple of weeks ago or months ago, I did make a couple of phone calls to test, to gage the possibility of doing that because it’s a big movie. There’s no takers for a movie of that size. The two movies made their money back and a little bit. They were financially good, but one was fifty and the other one was eighty, eighty five. This is a hundred and forty. So no one wants to do that leap, from the financial side. So unless we find a way to do the mother of all kick starters.
You can read the full Q&A by clicking here. So Hellboy 3 can’t find the financial backing. This puts the damper on the film for the forseeable future, if not forever. If Del Toro actually follows through on the Dark Universe movie it may ease the sting for some fans. What do you think Hellboy fans? Where you still holding out hope for a third movie?
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Source : Latino Review