“[Del Toro and I] both walked away from ‘Hellboy 2’ agreeing that there would never be another one,” he says. “But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. [Guillermo] has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like and it’s amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies.”
The first Hellboy, released in 2004, grossed $99 million worldwide. Its followup, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, followed in 2008 and turned in $160 million.
“I said [to Guillermo], ‘You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy,'” Perlman continues. “I’ve been giving him Jewish guilt.”
Although he won’t get to wear the Right Hand of Doom for this one, Perlman will return to the big screen on July 12 for Del Toro’s Pacific Rim.