Hellboy 3 Is Dead, Guillermo Del Toro Confirms
"That is to be the final thing about it."
Hellboy 3 is not happening. Director Guillermo Del Toro has confirmed that following discussions with creator Mike Mignola and star Ron Perlman, he won't be making a third movie in the fantasy series.
Del Toro took to Twitter to beak the news. He said: "Sorry to report: Spoke with all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it."
This follows a Twitter poll that Del Toro started last month, in which he promised to sit down with Mignola and Perlman if more than 100,000 people voted. In the end, nearly 133,000 votes were cast.
At the time, Del Toro wrote: "Will arrange the sit down with Ron and Mignola to talk HBIII. No guarantee but we will discuss. Wish us luck!!"
Del Toro directed the previous two parts of the series, 2004's Hellboy and 2008's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Both he and Perlman had previously expressed a desire to make third film. In 2015, del Toro explained that part of the problem was budgetary. "The hard fact is that the movie's going to need about $120 million and there's nobody knocking down our doors to give it to us," he admitted during a Television Critic's Association Q&A.
"It's a little beyond Kickstarter. It would be great to complete the trilogy, but in a way I don't see the world--the industry--supporting that idea."
Perlman was asked again about the possibility of a third film last year. He told Variety it would "probably will never happen, though you never say never never."
Hellboy first appeared in 1993, and has featured in a wide variety of regular comic books, miniseries, one-shots, and crossovers since then, published by Dark Horse Comics.
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