It was only a month ago that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was pushing for third Hellboy film, but it appears that dream is over.
“Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it,” said del Toro via Twitter.
In January, del Toro used Twitter to gauge interest in a third ‘Hellboy’ film. He promised fans if the poll received 100,000 votes in 24 hours he would have a meeting with Ron Perlman and Mike Mignola about ‘Hellboy III.’
Informal poll (let’s see how many votes we get in 24 hours)
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 18, 2017
With seven hours to spare 100,000 people voted in del Toro’s poll.
“We have gone past the 100K votes. I will arrange the sit-down w Ron & Mignola to talk HBIII. No guarantee but we will discuss. Wish us luck!!” said del Toro.
Del Toro was able to reach Perlman and was excited for a conversation about the film.
“I spoke with Ron Perlman. He’s in for the sit-down. Will approach Mignola next. Will keep you posted. Very moved by your love of pt I & II,” said del Toro.
The ‘Hellboy’ film franchise is a tough sell to the studios as the two previous films did not do well domestically, but in 2008 ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ did well in the international markets and had a combined gross of $160 million on an $85 million budget. The original ‘Hellboy’ released in 2004 made $99 million with a $66 million budget.
Back in October, Perlman seem like the chance of a third film were dead in the water.
“We don’t talk about that anymore… (Del Toro is) busy, and I’m busy. Maybe one day he’s going to call and say, ‘Hey, let’s do it.’ But for right now? We’re happy discovering new worlds to conquer,” said Perlman.
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