Sad day for fans of the Hellboy series, as the series is not going to get a third installment. Hollywood Reporter has announced that the series will not go forward with a third movie. There had been a lot of talk recently about Hellboy and whether or not Hellboy III was going to become a reality but now fans have got their answer.
The Verdict on Hellboy III
A few years back during a Reddit AMA, promoting his then-new book Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir, Ron Perlman was asked about the status of the next installment to the fan-favorite series Hellboy. There was a lot of enthusiasm into making the final installment of the Hellboy series a reality and Perlman wrote:
“It’s definitely a part of the conversation that I have with Guillermo every time I see him. I, for one, would love to see how the Trilogy resolves itself. And I will fight for Hellboy III as long as my cold dead hands are not cold and dead.” This of course got fans excited but it seemed that no matter how loud the fans were no studio seemed interested in paying for it. The chatter died down until a few weeks ago when director Guillermo Del Toro started talking about it again.
Back in January Del Toro made a twitter poll asking if people were still interested in Hellboy III and the answer was a resounding yes with nearly 130,000 votes. He then later tweeted “I spoke with Ron Perlman. He’s in for the sit down. Will approach Mignola next. Will keep you posted. Very moved by your love of pt I & II.”
It seemed like things were going somewhere until the news broke earlier today. Not only did the talks fail but Del Toro himself confirmed there would never be a third sequel to Hellboy and Hellboy: The Golden Army. Earlier today he tweeted:
Ron Perlman tweeted this in reaction to the news “Superhero seeks employment. Likes, pizza, cats, and the Marx bros.”
So there won’t be a final installment to the Hellboy series but at least fans know that the effort was made, and sometimes that’s all a person can ask for.