Murmurings of a third “Hellboy” movie have been running around online for a few months now, with last week’s Comic-Con only acting as a booster for the talk. Those involved from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to actor Ron Perlman want to do it, the trouble is there isn’t many people ready to offer them the financing for it.
Explaining the situation in a new interview with The Daily Beast, Del Toro cools down fan expectation with some straightforward facts:
“The hard fact is that the movie’s going to need about $120 million and there’s nobody knocking down our doors to give it to us. It’s a little beyond Kickstarter. It would be great to complete the trilogy, but in a way I don’t see the world – the industry – supporting that idea.”
Legendary Pictures have reportedly suggested that they might consider a third “Hellboy” if del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” sequel proves a hit. In the same interview, Del Toro also explained why he dropped out of directing Warners’ “Justice League Dark” project:
“Warners liked the script, they were very enthusiastic and wanted to green-light it but they wanted it to coincide with the shoot of Pacific Rim 2. I was put in a very difficult place facing a difficult choice, and I chose to do ‘Pacific Rim 2.'”
Del Toro’s next film is the gothic romance/horror tale “Crimson Peak” opening in October.