Comic-Con 2012: Guillermo Del Toro Says He’d Do ‘Hellboy 3′
When we last heard from Hellboy, it was 2008, and he came out to big numbers, which made the gamble of a sequel seem like a good idea. The next week ‘The Dark Knight’ came out and the picture died quickly in the face of that behemoth. But today at Comic-Con 2012, Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman said they’re up for doing ‘Hellboy 3.’
As recounted by EW, del Toro and Perlman said that the main headache previous was the make-up, but they understand fans really like the films, and they feel like they should complete the series. Del Toro said “I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3].” Perlman added “Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do. To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, would be in my mind a little bit of a shame.”
Though we’re sure both parties are willing, the question is financing. Though del Toro may have won Comic-Con 2012 with his ‘Pacific Rim‘ presentation, that film hasn’t come out yet, and it would need to be a hit for him to have the clout to do a third film. Both ‘Hellboy’ movies may have made money, but they also had to switch studios to get financing for the second film (from Sony to Universal), and the second made $160 Million worldwide, which may not be enough to interest someone in pursuing a third film. If ‘Pacific Rim’ delivers, we wouldn’t be surprised if a third film is announced.