"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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At the end of World War II, the Nazis attempt to open a portal to a paranormal dimension in order to defeat the Allies, but are only able to summon a baby demon who is rescued by Allied forces and dubbed "Hellboy" (Ron Perlman). Sixty years later, Hellboy serves as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, where he, aided by Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), a merman with psychic powers, and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a woman with pyrokinesis, protects America against dark forces. Read More