If you've been eagerly waiting for a "Hellboy 3", we have some bad news for you. One of the busiest people in Hollywood, writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro, has revealed that the final installment to his popular trilogy will unlikely happen. That wasn't before he teased what could have been, drawing a picture of the incredibly cool storyline for our anti-hero.
Del Toro stated, "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."
Star Ron Perlman has revealed on numerous occasions that he was dying to gear up for the final film. Del Toro has also expressed that from a creative and filmmaking standpoint, that he would love to finish the story. But sadly, we live in an age of investments and without the proper monetary incentive for a studio, it's just not going to happen.
Del Toro elaborated on this truth, "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."
I'm not sure if it's better or worse that del Toro revealed the interesting storyline that will never come to fruition for"Hellboy 3". It's pretty clear at this point that unless a studio got behind this, our beloved character will never get his conclusion. So at the very least, thankfully, we aren't being fed false hopes.
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