Guillermo del Toro recently sat down for an Ask Me Anything piece over at Reddit and sadly said that when it comes to the studio and ‘Hellboy 3’ that “they view the project as dangerous.” If ever a movie deserved to be made and a trilogy completed it would be ‘Hellboy 3.’ Guillermo del Toro (‘Pacific Rim‘, ‘Pan’s Labryinth’) wants to direct it, actor Ron Perlman (‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘Hellboy’) wants to star in it (telling del Toro that “You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy”) creator Mike Mignola would love to see a third movie, and the fans want a conclusion to the trilogy. Not only does he cast more doubts that we’ll ever see a final installment to the trilogy, but he LAO teased a little of what the movie would be about.
According to del Toro:
“Well, you know, we don’t have that movie on the horizon. But the idea for it was to have Hellboy finally come to terms with the fact that his destiny, his inevitable destiny, is to become the beast of the Apocalypse, and having him and Liz face the sort of, that part of his nature, and he has to do it, in order to be able to ironically vanquish the foe that he has to face in the 3rd film. He has to become the beast of the Apocalypse to be able to defend humanity, but at the same time he becomes a much darker being. It’s a very interesting ending to the series, but I don’t think it will happen.”
Reading that just hurts! The overall character development sounds solid and would most likely be a fitting conclusion to the cinematic world del Toro has given us.
So why isn’t it happening? Well he touches on that too:
“I think that the first movie made its budget back, and a little bit of profit, but then it was very very big on video and DVD. The story repeated itself with the second already, it made its money back at the box office, but a small margin of profit in the release of the theatrical print, but was very very big on DVD and video. Sadly now from a business point of view all the studios know is that you don’t have that safety net of the DVD and video, so they view the project as dangerous….Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from MY side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.”
So there you have it, it’s a budget issue. Even with that being the case, del Toro has previously mentioned he wouldn’t need the budget of ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ to pull off his vision for the first film.
I had such high hopes when head of Legendary Pictures Thomas Tull said that “I would love to see ‘Hellboy 3′”
While the studio’s lack of financing for the film combined with del Toro’s schedule being so full, I’m pretty sure we’re all convinced at this point that a trilogy will never happen.
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