Hellboy 3 could still be on the cards, as Jeffrey Tambour reveals that there is still talk of it happening.
But will Guillermo del Torro return to direct?
After two fairly successful instalments in the Hellboy franchise, it looks as though Ron Perlman might just return as the world’s greatest paranormal investigator… but while the script has apparently been in place for some time, will the movie ever be made? Jeffrey Tambor certainly seems to think so.
In an interview with The Colbert Report, the 70-year-old actor seemed enthusiastic about the rumoured Hellboy sequel… and he certainly seems to think it could still happen.
“Oh my god,” said Tambor. “There is actually talk of a Hellboy 3, but they better hurry or I am going to be in a walker.”
Of course, writer and director Guillermo del Toro has previously admitted that the script has already been written… but he doesn’t think the film will ever get made.
“We don’t have that movie on the horizon,” he explained via Reddit. “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… It’s a very interesting ending to the series, but I don’t think it will happen.”
Unfortunately, it looks as though del Toro is probably right. After all, it seems he’s been trying to secure funding for a third Hellboy movie for some time… and hasn’t managed it just yet.
“We have gone through basically every studio and asked for financing, and they are not interested,” he said. “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,” he added. “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.”
But has the current surge in comic book movies caused a shift in the tides? It’s entirely possible. And with Del Toro’s Pacific Rim becoming a smash hit, it could have brought interest to some of his other properties – namely, Hellboy.
Will we finally see a third Hellboy movie make it to our screens? For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but I’d love to see Ron Perlman back in the role.
Do you think Jeffrey Tambour knows more than he’s letting on? Will we ever see another Hellboy sequel? Let us know what you think in the comments below…