Guillermo del Toro confirms Hellboy 3 ‘will not happen’
Last month, fans were stuck in a frenzy when director Guillermo del Toro promised he would speak with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and star Ron Perlman about making the long-awaited Hellboy 3. Now, Del Toro has taken to Twitter to deliver the news that the film will not happen.
“Spoke w/ all parties,” Del Toro wrote. “Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it.”
In case you’re curious about what would have been though, Del Toro previously opened up about what he wanted the plot of the third film to be.
“The idea for it was to have Hellboy finally come to terms with the fact that his destiny, his inevitable destiny, is to become the beast of the Apocalypse, and having him and Liz face the sort of, that part of his nature, and he has to do it, in order to be able to ironically vanquish the foe that he has to face in the 3rd film. He has to become the beast of the Apocalypse to be able to defend humanity, but at the same time he becomes a much darker being. It’s a very interesting ending to the series.”
Perlman also spoke about ideas for the film previously, addressing the children that Selma Blair’s Liz Sherman was pregnant with at the end of the second film.
“The two twins: one would look like the mom and one would look like the dad. And one of them was going to be completely f*cking corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the f*cked-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga.”
The first Hellboy movie hit theaters in April of 2004 on a $66 million budget and earned $99 million worldwide. Del Toro’s sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, debuted in July of 2008 on a budget of $85 million and earned $160.3 million.