Hellboy 3, “Ted 2,” “Avengers 2” Talk

With numerous genre filmmakers being interviewed left and right at Comic Con this past weekend, it’s no surprise that talk of potential sequels came up. Lets break it down by key titles:

Hellboy 3
Guillermo del Toro tells EW that “I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do Hellboy 3]… we’re going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens.”

Star Ron Perlman added “The [first] two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve. Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do. To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, would be in my mind a little bit of a shame.”

Ted 2
With the recent comedy scoring good reviews and stellar box-office, it’s no surprise that “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane tells Deadline that “I’d be open to making Ted 2.”

The film would likely have much more of a chance going forward than “The Flintstones” reboot, MacFarlane saying that project has “been put on the backburner, so we don’t know when it is going to happened. There’s no exact schedule.”

The Avengers 2
Popping up at the “Firefly” reunion panel, Joss Whedon was asked whether he’d be returning to helm the next chapter of Marvel’s “The Avengers”. He says: “I have not come to a decision on directing ‘Avengers 2’ yet. I am having too much fun with this now.”

District 9 2
Out promoting “Elysium”, Neil Blomkamp was asked about re-teaming with Peter Jackson on a follow-up to the film that put Blomkamp on the map – the acclaimed “District 9”. He says “The obvious place to work with him [Jackson] again is on ‘District 10,’ or ‘District 8,’ whatever you wanna call it, however, I’m not sure I’m making that film. It would be cool, but these films take two or three years to make, and the investments are so extreme, you can’t accurately predict where you’ll be a few years from now, I believe. If you’re not creatively invested in it, you’re making a mistake, and that creative investment happens day to day. So I don’t know when that feeling for a ‘District Whatever’ film happens.”