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Ron Perlman Talks Hellboy 3
'I think there's a chance...'

01 July 2013  |  Written by James White  

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We got the chance to sit down and talk to growl-made-flesh Ron Perlman this weekend at the Pacific Rim junket. Given that this is his latest collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, we couldn’t resist the chance to ask if about the prospects for another outing of their most beloved film work, Hellboy.

Though little forward motion has happened since 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army (mostly due to del Toro’s busy schedule and a seeming lack of interest from industry types), Perlman thinks there could still be glowing embers of hope. “Every time I'm with Guillermo, it certainly occupies a small portion of the conversation. And believe me, when we walked away from Hellboy II, both of us had had the snot beaten out of us to the degree that neither of us wanted to ever see Hellboy again.

“Then, about a year went by and I realised we had asked the fans to invest so much in this saga, and the saga really is all about how it resolves, because this force has been summoned into the universe and the oracle says, non-negotiably, that he's going to destroy the Earth and he's been nurtured to be this force of good. So for the third instalment - it was always about the third - I said, 'Guillermo, I know what a heavy lift it'll be, I know it'll have to be twice as expensive as the first two put together.' I think there's a chance.

“Both Guillermo and I want to do it. Selma (Blair) and Doug (Jones) too, it's just a question of finding someone who thinks there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”

So there you go. Rights might be an issue, but both everyone involved with the cinematic incarnation of the camera appear committed to getting him back on screen. Pacific Rim, meanwhile, arrives on July 12.


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Your Comments

Why not?
Although I enjoyed both Hellboys, I thought they were waaayyyyy overrated. I put this down to the "Del Toro Effect". As much as I wouldn't mind seeing a 3rd I would hate the build up to it..."WOW! Del Toro is directing?! This is gonna be amazing!" etc so on and so forth. More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 10:31 on 02 July 2013 | Report This Post

Don't bother
I love Perlman and Del Toro but I think they're wasting their talents on the Hellboy films the first one had some interesting imagery but other than that I found them ridiculous, clichéd, and boring Del Toro's best work seems to always come from the scripts he has generated entirely by himself. More

Posted by hi charlie at 23:28 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

Why don't they ask the fans for the cash?
I'd find the money to help fund it!!!! Do a run for it or something!!!! More

Posted by coomi77 at 21:46 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Yes please!
Having never read a Hell-boy comics I thoroughly enjoyed both the Hell-boy movies!. I loved that creepy clockwork ninja guy from the first movie. I would love to see another and I would love to see Del Toro tackle another comic/superhero! Daredevil perhaps :) !? More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:37 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post

Yes please!
The cinematic interpretation of Hellboy has been my favourite film outing for any comic book character. While one cannot argue about the complexities and intelligence of some comic book franchises the majority of them are missing one thing that Hellboy always had - real heart. You always really cared about the characters, the prejudice that they suffered and the dry to slapstick humour. I would love to see closure to this franchise. Please Del Toro, one more film. You owe the fans! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 12:45 on 01 July 2013 | Report This Post


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