There’s long been rumors and talk of a third film in the “Hellboy” franchise. Director Guillermo del Toro and those involved in the previous films have all expressed a desire to do it, but the economics of the series have never really worked out – they just aren’t quite profitable enough.
As time passed, one by one those supporters started to fall away as resignation over the futility of the effort set in. Throughout it all, one man stayed resolute about continuing – Hellboy himself, actor Ron Perlman. Now though, even he admits the series is most likely dead.
Asked about the film during a New York Comic-Con roundtable for “Trollhunters” this weekend, admits that it’s so unlikely that he and del Toro don’t even bring it up. He tells Screen Rant: “We don’t talk about that anymore…Because he’s busy, and I’m busy. Maybe one day he’s going to call and say, ‘Hey, let’s do it.’ But for right now? We’re happy discovering new worlds to conquer.”
Perlman and del Toro have collaborated on Dreamworks Animations’ “Trollhunters” series which is slated to premiere on Netflix in December. Perlman is also rumored to reprise his role as Hannibal Chau in the upcoming “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom” which is currently in pre-production.