The twentieth anniversary of the first installment of Hellboy and the creative duo of William of the Bull Y Ron Perlman returns to get fans excited about the possibility of a third installment. Perlman played Hellboy in the two films directed by Del Toro and now the possibility of completing the trilogy with a final story opens up.
The actor would be willing to play again the popular character created by Mike Mignola on one condition: that the award-winning Mexican director get back behind the camera.
Perlman was the first actor to bring Hellboy to life on the big screen: the original film was released in 2004 and the sequel, the golden army, in 2008. Although the saga was conceived as a trilogy, the third installment never came.
Created by Mignola in 1994 for the Dark Horse publishing house, in the comics Hellboy is a hybrid, half demon and half human, who came into the world thanks to a Nazi spell. The comic told the story of this character, rescued and raised in the Agency for Paranormal Research and Defense.
The first film starring Perlman grossed nearly $100 million at the box office; the sequel topped $160 million in theaters worldwide. When Del Toro (two awards Oscar for the shape of water) suggested carrying out Hellboy 3 he estimated the production budget at $120 million and tried to pull it off for nearly a decade. In 2017, given the impossibility of doing so, the project was forgotten.
Perlman believes it is “necessary” to make one last film to wrap up the story, he told The Independent. “We owe it to the fans and we should give it to them, because it would be an epic conclusion.” And addressed the director of the recent the alley of lost souls: “Guillermo, if you’re reading, I’m not done pushing you to finish this damn thing yet.”