I have a hard time imagining that the studio bean-crunchers are eager to do a Hellboy 3, given that Hellboy just barely managed to squeeze out Hellboy 2, which, while an artistic high point for the superhero genre, didn’t exactly set the box office on fire. But let’s pretend for a moment that someone is standing outside Guillermo del Toro’s house with a giant sack of money with “Hellboy 3″ written on it. What’s the hold up? GDT tells MTV:
“You know, I think that everyone should ask Ron [Perlman],” said del Toro. “I had dinner with [Perlman] last night. He said ‘six hours [in the makeup chair], what do you want?'” And he’s doing ‘Sons of Anarchy’ without makeup. He’s spoiled! He likes to be the big cheese without the makeup session.”
GDT is obviously just joking around here. My headline is total bs. Forgive me. What I do think is of some interest though is what GDT and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola say about a hypothetical third film:
“I would love to do it,” continued del Toro. “But the heartbreak for me is that I know how it ends and I don’t know if I want to see that ending.”
Mignola’s take: “The problem is, what del Toro’s talked about to me is that ‘Hellboy III’ would be the end of Hellboy,” said Mignola. “And here’s where we have the big conflict. My Hellboy is not going to have kids. My Hellboy is going to die, but I want to be the one who does that. And if del Toro does my ending, there won’t be a lot of surprise when I get to the end of the comic.”
Ignoring any realities of studio interest, personally I’d rather see GDT working on other things than Hellboy 3. I think he came and did what he set out to do with Hellboy 2, now he has other mountains to tackle… if ya get what I’m sayin’.
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