Since the release of “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” in 2008, fans of the Mike Mignola-created character have eagerly waited for another installment in the live-action franchise. But “Hellboy 3” has stalled over and over again, failing to get off the ground for the past eight years. Now, “Hellboy” lead Ron Perlman fears that the time may have passed for another film.
As reported by Variety, Perlman admitted during a recent appearance promoting his Amazon series “Hand of God” that “Hellboy 3” “probably will never happen, though you never say never never.”
This marks a change of tone from the last few times Perlman has brought up”Hellboy 3.” He was more gung ho about the film’s chances back in August 2015, saying, “I feel we’re obligated to finish the story. That’s it. End of conversation.” He even knows what the third film will look like, as director Guillermo Del Toro has filled him in on his plans.
“Guillermo told me what the resolve of the trilogy would look like, in broad strokes, and it’s such an amazingly theatrical, cinematic idea, that I found it essential that we do it,” Perlman said last September. “Holy shit, he’s the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilization. He has to. It’s non-negotiable. That’s the foundation for the story, and that’s why I think it would be a shame if we don’t do it.”