Hellboy"Hellboy" is dead.

Hopes for "Hellboy 3" were fanned by director Guillermo del Toro a few weeks ago when he posted a poll on Twitter to gauge fan interest. After receiving positive feedback, del Toro indicated he would meet with star Ron Perlman and comic creator Mike Mingola to talk about the sequel. Unfortunately, as the director tweeted today, that meeting apparently resulted in dousing the "Hellboy 3" fire:

The third film was always a long-shot. The original "Hellboy" in 2004 and the 2008 follow-up "Hellboy II: the Golden Army" were only modest hits, and there's the added complicated that the former was produced by Sony while the latter came from Universal.

Perlman also commented on the demise of the project, with his usual cheekiness:

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