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No Hellboy 3. Ever.
Mike Mignola says it's very unlikely.

22 June 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Daily Blam

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No Hellboy 3. Ever.

No great surprises here, but a sad confirmation of what most have suspected: Mike Mignola says it's extremely unlikely that Guillermo del Toro will ever return to Hellboy.

Spanners in the Hellboy works have been reported before, with del Toro blaming tough production and writing processes, and Big Red himself Ron Perlman: "He's doing Sons Of Anarchy without make-up. He's spoiled!" The key statement was probably the director's heartfelt "I know how it ends and I don't know if I want to see that ending," but he still maintained that he "would love to do it."

Speaking at a convention in Calgary though, Mignola responded to the inevitable questions by saying he can't imagine it ever happening: "I love Guillermo; he's cute! But in every interview there's a new story on what his next movie is, and he honestly believes he's going to do them all. Last I heard, he said 'I'm never gonna get back to Hellboy'. I'm not surprised, because he won't live long enough to do a tenth of the movies he's told me he's going to make."

So no checking back in with Hellboy and Liz' twins, and no Beast of the Apocalypse shenanigans... at least on screen. But Mignola has always said that he was ambivalent about the films concluding before his comics did. "If del Toro does my ending, there won't be a lot of surprise when I get there," he said last year. Sounds like he needn't worry any more.


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They are fooling the public!
So that they can portray it as media hype and earn millions. Don't worry, we will see it no matter what as a Reboot or a remake! More

Posted by batbhai at 14:28 on 27 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
At least finish it off in an animated feature. More

Posted by Ghidorah at 21:09 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

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SHAME! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:27 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

as for the the films ending before the comics. lets look at all the other comic based films. they seem to kill off various characters before the comics do. The films and comics tell a story using the same characters but using different mediums that require a different structure. as for a 3rd Hellboy film. I would love it... but only if it's made by the same cast and crew as the previous films. The story has to be what the guys want. Which i think would be the case as the studio wouldn't commis More

Posted by funnylittlemonkey at 21:25 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

Don't Believe A Word
This is Hollywood. No franchises die forever. Not ever. Maybe never Del Toro or Mr Pearlman again (sadly) but, by ye gods, there'll be a reboot or remake or sequel etc. etc....Something. More

Posted by Cyberleader at 19:57 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: GOOD
Well they did kind of spend most of the last one building up to a third part. More

Posted by Spaldron at 17:44 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

GOOD
I was a fan of the comics but those movies blew sack. More

Posted by burtbondy at 11:33 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

Do we NEED it?
I like Hellboy and Hellboy 2 just fine without a third one. I think the movie ending should be open ... it keeps the characters alive in my imagination. That freeze frame at the end of HB2 is priceless. Let's not mess with it, eh? More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:33 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

Bit of a shame really. The second film was great but i suppose there is no point doing a trillogy without good reason, which i admire. More

Posted by trainedasninja at 10:30 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

Never?
I agree that the comics should come first, no question. In all honesty though, as great as del Toro is as a director he is not the ONLY director that could do something with Hellboy. Why say never when there is always a chance. If there is money to be made Hollywood finds a way. More

Posted by beardyphysics at 09:56 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

Worst Headline - Ever!
First of all, none if this is really new. We already knew about Guillermo del Toro's and Mike Mignola's sentiments towards a third and final Hellboy movie, and we also know that del Toro has a lot on his plate right now. But to conclude from that that there will never ever be a third Hellboy-movie is just bullshit. This is a completely sensationalist headline, that even get's contradicted by the Intro Text (which only states it as "very unlikely"). Is this still Empire, or am I reading the Sun More

Posted by cornholio1980 at 09:44 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

Never Say Never!
I really like the Hellboy movies and the comic series is my favourite printed series... ever. I've every issue, every novel and even a few of the Library collections to boot. Never say never. Fact is, as a fan, I would rather the comics come to an end FIRST. Why spoil the ending by seeing it on film? More

Posted by MoBiUGeArSkIn at 09:23 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

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