Guillermo del Toro Moving Forward With Hellboy 3


Never say never, right? We don’t want to get too excited just yet, but it seems like Guillermo del Toro may be making some progress in his quest to get Hellboy III off the ground. Nothing’s been confirmed or set in stone at this time, but taking to Twitter earlier today, the director said that him and star Ron Perlman will be sitting down with creator Mike Mignola shortly to discuss the next steps.

The first update from GDT came when he announced that his earlier poll to see if there was even any interest in a third entry received a tremendous response:

Shortly after that, the director returned to social media to update us once more:

While Mignola will no doubt be interested, we shouldn’t celebrate just yet. Guillermo del Toro has a long way to go before Hellboy III actually gets anywhere close to production. While the first two films received solid reviews and built up a very dedicated fanbase, they didn’t do particularly well at the box office. In the years since, though, the series has become a cult favorite and people have been calling for a third entry for a long time now.

Even if del Toro can get everything together, and that’s a big if, he still needs to find financing and a studio, which could be tough. Then again, he’s a big enough name in the industry that we’re sure someone, somewhere will want to work with him to help bring his vision for another Hellboy film to life. Especially in the current climate of superhero movies, where we’ve seen smaller properties than this succeed on the big screen.

Still, it’s not going to be a walk in the park and even though things sound promising now, we’ll remain cautiously optimistic until del Toro’s journey progresses a little further. Still, we can’t help but to feel a tinge of excitement at all this talk and maybe, just maybe, Hellboy III will soon become a reality.