Out doing promotional talk for his new Amazon Studios series “Hand Of God,” beloved character actor and former “Sons of Anarchy” star Ron Perlman was asked about the possibility of returning to one of his most iconic roles – Hellboy.
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has previously indicated he wishes to finish his ‘trilogy’ of “Hellboy” films and, though he doesn’t expect it will go forward, is keen on the idea. Perlman meanwhile has expressed excitement and uncertainty on social media regarding the possibility, and this week spoke with Empire about what might lure him back:
“I really feel as though I’m done with the character. I don’t have a burning desire to put that s–t on again. But Guillermo told me what the resolve of the trilogy would look like, in broad strokes, and it’s such an amazingly theatrical, cinematic idea, that I found it essential that we do it. We were designed to be a trilogy, with a beginning, a middle and an end. We’ve only done two-thirds, so I feel that we’re not really done until we finish it.”
Talking about del Toro’s idea, he called it “f–ked up” and says that the end of “Hellboy II” in which Liz Sherman is pregnant with twins to Hellboy will play a part:
“Holy s–t, he’s the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilisation. He has to. It’s non-negotiable. That’s the foundation for the story, and that’s why I think it would be a shame if we don’t do it.
The two twins: one would look like the mum and one would look like the dad. And one of them was going to be completely fucking corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the f–ked-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga.”