"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:
Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017
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:
Superhero seeks employment. Likes, pizza, cats, and the Marx bros. https://t.co/TnWaFlE3tx
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) February 21, 2017
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