There’s been a lot of chatter of late surrounding the likelihood or otherwise of a third Hellboy movie, but according to Guillermo del Toro, the chances of the film ever seeing the light of day remain slim.
“It’s very unlikely it’ll happen because you need things to converge so strongly,” said del Toro in an interview with Collider (opens in new tab) , before listing all the various boxes that need ticking. “Larry Gordon, Universal, the rights, Ron [ Perlman’s ] and my availability, Mike [ Mignola’s ] blessing…”
“We have pieces of that, but we don’t have all of that. You need so many things to confluence and then you need about $150 million.”
He also says that completing his story via a new comic-book would also be problematic, as character creator Mignola has always wanted to keep the two mediums separate.
“I talked to Mike about making it a comic,” says del Toro, “and Mike said very clearly, ‘ Hellboy the movies is yours, Hellboy the comics is mine; I don’t wanna confuse them.’”
“He has been very clear about not bringing any mythology we did in the movies into the comics… Mike is very careful [ about that ].”
Sounds like we might’ve seen the last of del Toro’s vision of the big red badass then. At least for now, anyway…