Ron Perlman Is Demanding Another Hellboy Movie From Guillermo Del Toro
Plans for a third Hellboy movie have been on-again-off-again for some time now. Last year, it was said that a third film was early in the planning stages and it seemed fairly likely that it would happen, with director/writer Guillermo Del Toro and actor Ron Perlman ready to go. However, a few months back, Del Toro dropped the bomb that it was not likely to happen because of budget concerns. The film he had written would require a rather large budget, roughly twice the amount of the previous film. Since then, not much has been said about the film.
While talking with IGN, Ron Perlman is adamant that a third film be made. But before he says that, he discusses Del Toro’s original plans for the franchise, and how those plans have evolved over time.
“[Del Toro and I] both walked away from ‘Hellboy 2’ agreeing that there would never be another one,” he says. “But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. [Guillermo] has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like and it’s amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies.”
I have no doubt that should Del Toro create a third Hellboy film that it would be an incredible piece of film. The first two films are quite often overlooked when it comes to great comic book movies, not to mention they both did pretty well at the box office, with Hellboy pulling in $99 million world wide in 2004 and Hellboy II: The Golden Army raking in $160 million in 2008. Perlman went on to say: “I said [to Guillermo], ‘You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy. I’ve been giving him Jewish guilt.”
I can’t help but agree, Mr. Del Toro! Hopefully the visionary director can find a way to make the film happen. Del Toro’s latest potential masterpiece comes in the form of giant Jaegers taking on the Kaiju in Pacific Rim. After that, the Del Toro heads back to the horror genre with his haunted house tale Crimson Peak with Charlie Hunnam, Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain.
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Source : IGN