Del Toro and Perlman go public with Hellboy 3 plans

It's been four years since we last saw Hellboy on the big screen, but those behind the demon-do-gooder franchise say they haven't given up hope on finishing the proposed trilogy.

Director Guillermo del Toro has been cagey on the prospects of a third film, but speaking at Comic-Con this weekend, he sounded a lot more positive. As he told Entertainment Weekly:

"I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3] ... We're going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens."
Ron Perlman, who starred as Hellboy in the first two installments, said he always thought a third film could be the best of the franchise—paying off on themes and breadcrumbs dropped in parts one and two:
"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."
Though 2008 was the last time we saw a Hellboy movie, Perlman actually suited up in full costume a few weeks ago to meet a young fan battling leukemia. It seems that experience got everyone fired up, though no studio has signed on yet, according to del Toro:
"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."
What do you think? Would you be interested in a bookend to the Hellboy trilogy?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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