Ron Perlman and Guillermo del Toro have been keeping the dream of Hellboy 3 alive ever since the second installment hit theaters in 2008. Over the years, they’ve been both optimistic about the prospect of a threequel, and disillusioned because of budgetary concerns. Recently, Perlman suddenly began campaigning for the film once more… and now the dream may have finally become a reality.
I say “may” because Perlman appears to be playing this new update pretty close to the vest. Just two weeks after asking fans to rally together on social media to reignite interest in the project, Perlman posted this little tease on Instagram:
This sounds like the actor’s campaign was successful and that some kind of deal has been struck to get Hellboy 3 made after all. When last we heard, the film was not in the cards because of the unimpressive box office take of the first two installments. Has Perlman found some way of convincing the studio to fork over the dough to let him don the rocky red arm and horns of the superhero once more?
Guillermo del Toro did just mysteriously drop out of directing Warner Brothers’ Justice League Dark adaptation… No reason for that was given, so it’s possible that a passion project like Hellboy 3 took priority.
Of course, it’s possible that Perlman’s tease is nothing more than another campaign to get the film made, so we’ll have to await further updates before officially adding Hellboy 3 to the long list of upcoming comic book films. Fingers crossed.