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Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman might yet make Hellboy 3 happen

Jul. 16, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Guillermo Del Toro is just about the busiest man in the movie business, producing what he can't personally direct and longingly expounding on what he can't produce.  It seems like the man always has about six different plates spinning at once and more at the ready should one of those fall and break.

Well now you can add yet another plate to the pile - after years of claiming that he didn't have the heart to finish Helllboy's cinematic story the way it had been set up to resolve, Del Toro has changed his tune and now gone on record with this: “I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3]."  That of course in no way means it will ever actually happen, and indeed he hasn't even approached Hellboy creator Mike Mignola yet, but the idea is now out there in the universe.

What changed Guillermo's tune? It's all due to how Ron Perlman recently worked with the Make A Wish Foundation to meet a six-year-old boy with leukemia who said that his big wish was to "meet and become Hellboy."  The Foundation got in touch with Perlman, he showed up with some people from Spectral Motion (the special effects company), and went through the 4+ hours of make-up in order to help this kid's dream come to fruition.  "[He] also ordered a Hellboy sized meal of burgers, shakes, and fries for Zachary and his family and the entire Spectral crew to enjoy."  Which is in part due to the pretty plain fact that Perlman is a level of boss until himself.

And when Del Toro heard about this, it struck something deep inside him.  “I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies, but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot. We’re going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens.”

I want this.  I want this more than anything Del Toro might ever do, PACIFIC RIM included.  You?

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Extra Tidbit: One last thought from Perlman: “The [first] two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve. Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do. To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, would be in my mind a little bit of a shame.”

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12:33AM on 07/17/2012

holy fuck...

Perlman is a motherfucking Boss!! That is by far one of the most awesome things i've read in a long time. Hope the kid gets another miracle.
Perlman is a motherfucking Boss!! That is by far one of the most awesome things i've read in a long time. Hope the kid gets another miracle.
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6:17PM on 07/16/2012
Awesome of Perlman to do something like that.
And Hellboy 3 is one of my most anticipated sequels. Like Dark Knight Rises, I eagerly await to see the epic conclusion set in motion by the first 2 films.
Awesome of Perlman to do something like that.
And Hellboy 3 is one of my most anticipated sequels. Like Dark Knight Rises, I eagerly await to see the epic conclusion set in motion by the first 2 films.
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3:09PM on 07/16/2012
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3:04PM on 07/16/2012
There is only one movie I would rather have Del Toro make than Hellboy 3, and that is Blade 3 (strange they never made a third one, right? like, a third one doesn't even exist at all because nobody made it). But, since Snipes is still in jail, I say make it happen!
There is only one movie I would rather have Del Toro make than Hellboy 3, and that is Blade 3 (strange they never made a third one, right? like, a third one doesn't even exist at all because nobody made it). But, since Snipes is still in jail, I say make it happen!
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11:24AM on 07/16/2012
I absolutely adore the first two movies, and if this makes me a bad Lovecraft fan, so be it, but I would rather see Hellboy 3 happen than At the Mountains of Madness. And may I just say that when I heard about the Make A Wish thing, Ron Perlman became even more my hero than he already was.
I absolutely adore the first two movies, and if this makes me a bad Lovecraft fan, so be it, but I would rather see Hellboy 3 happen than At the Mountains of Madness. And may I just say that when I heard about the Make A Wish thing, Ron Perlman became even more my hero than he already was.
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10:44AM on 07/16/2012
Yes. Pleeeeeease yes, let this fucking happen!
Yes. Pleeeeeease yes, let this fucking happen!
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10:36AM on 07/16/2012

oops

I hate double posts.
I hate double posts.
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9:50AM on 07/16/2012

Amazing

It's fun to come on this site, read the articles, post comments, read the back and forth between other users...but then you read an article like this and it puts everything into perspective.

Ron Pearlman is the man for doing this!
It's fun to come on this site, read the articles, post comments, read the back and forth between other users...but then you read an article like this and it puts everything into perspective.

Ron Pearlman is the man for doing this!
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9:09AM on 07/16/2012

Are you kidding me?

What a fucking incredible effort from Perlman here. Amen to that man.
What a fucking incredible effort from Perlman here. Amen to that man.
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8:28AM on 07/16/2012
That is a great story, and was indeed very sweet of Perlman to do. I really enjoyed the Hellboy films - they weren't afraid to take the conventions of the superhero film genre and add a splash of imagination, creativity, whimsy and heart. The second one especially - that year it was up against The Dark Knight, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, which all had larger budgets and more studio backing, marketing and hype, but Hellboy II was able to hold its own. I've heard the troll market scene
That is a great story, and was indeed very sweet of Perlman to do. I really enjoyed the Hellboy films - they weren't afraid to take the conventions of the superhero film genre and add a splash of imagination, creativity, whimsy and heart. The second one especially - that year it was up against The Dark Knight, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, which all had larger budgets and more studio backing, marketing and hype, but Hellboy II was able to hold its own. I've heard the troll market scene being compared to the cantina scene in Star Wars, and it is a very fair comparison. Hopefully fans, the studio and other industry elements rally around del Toro and Perlman to help bring us a third film, because it will take a perfect storm to make this happen. I need more Abe Sapien in my existence! His drunken duet with Hellboy in the second film was a comedic moment done right. Made me feel really bad for Abe afterwards.
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8:12AM on 07/16/2012
I don't want to get my hopes up too much, as Del Toro has a tendency to take on more than he can handle... but the mere thought of it makes me happy. Have always been interested to see how the 3rd film would play out in light of the prophetic scene with the Angel of Death in the second film that was clearly set up for #3.

And Perlman? Class act. It's things like this that restore my faith in humanity. Bless you, sir.
I don't want to get my hopes up too much, as Del Toro has a tendency to take on more than he can handle... but the mere thought of it makes me happy. Have always been interested to see how the 3rd film would play out in light of the prophetic scene with the Angel of Death in the second film that was clearly set up for #3.

And Perlman? Class act. It's things like this that restore my faith in humanity. Bless you, sir.
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