What Hellboy 3 Would Have Been About, According To Ron Perlman

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Fan's of Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy movies were sad to hear that another Hellboy movie was on the horizon because it's a reboot and not the much desired Hellboy 3. Now, former Hellboy actor Ron Perlman has spoken about what the third installment of the Hellboy trilogy would have looked like if they'd all had a chance to make it. It sounds like it would have brought the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion, which only makers the fact that we'll never see it that much more frustrating. According to Perlman...

The third one was meant to be epic and conclusive and a resolve for all these, almost, Greek oracle promises of the destiny of Hellboy. It would've made for a really good movie, I think.

Within the Hellboy universe, the character's true name is Anung un Rama and he is the harbinger of the Apocalypse. Considering that the character was raised catholic, he has a bit of a problem with the idea of bringing about the end of the world, leading to an internal conflict between his internal nature as a demon from another dimension, and being raised among humans. We see some of this internal conflict in the first two Hellboy movies and based on Ron Perlman's comments at Motor City Comic Con (via Dread Central) it appears that the third film would have dealt with the idea of Hellboy's destiny as a destroyer and brought the plot line to a close.

Ron Perlman says it would have made for a really gods movie. We are inclined to agree. Both of Guillermo del Toro's previous Hellboy films were great. Most people who saw them would agree, The problem was that, apparently, not enough people saw them, as no studio was interested in giving del Toro the money necessary to make the third movie. There were multiple attempts from the director to get studio involvement as well as multiple attempts from both del Toro and Perlman to drum up support on social media. It appears that none of it was enough.

However, it seems that the studios were not against making another Hellboy movie. They just had reservations about making that particular movie. It was revealed a couple of weeks ago that the franchise is being rebooted for the screen with an entirely new team both in front and behind the camera. Stranger Things David Harbour will be taking on the title role in a film that is being called more of an R-rated horror movie than the previous iteration was.

With the reboot apparently in pre-production, we can almost certainly add Hellboy 3 to the list of great movies that we'll never see. We'll just have to hope that the reboot is just as good and a worthy movie in its own right, though at this point we have no idea when we'll see it.

Dirk Libbey
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