Ron Perlman Is Fighting For Hellboy 3, Says It's Epic

Fans of the first two Hellboy movies, directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman as Mike Mignola's demonic hero, have been yearning for news that the franchise was still alive. While there's still no official word on that front, they may be happy to hear that Perlman himself is still trying to see the Hellboy trilogy completed.

"I'd like to not keep it going," says Perlman to Red Carpet News TV. "I'd like to finish it though. I'd like there to be a third film because the first two films were set up for this huge resolve and [del Toro] already understands what that resolve will kind of look like. He never gave me the nuts and bolts of it, but he gave me a rather broad strokes sketch of what the third film would look like and it's so epic. It's so deserved by the fans who hung in there for the first two that I really feel like its essential that we make it, and so I fight for it every day. Sometimes I'm the only voice, sometimes there's are others. I'm never going to stop trying to get Hellboy 3 made."

The original Hellboy released in 2004 and was followed by Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008. Both films were well received by critics and performed well at the box office, though they didn't bring in the blockbuster numbers now expected of films based on comic book heroes. Hellboy II's opening weekend gross of $35.9 million was the highest of del Toro's career until the release of Pacific Rim in 2013.