After tweeting his support and asking for fans to do the same, Perlman says the conversation quickly spun out of his hands and became something bigger than he anticipated.
"The discussion has now overtaken me rather than me overtaking the discussion. And here I am in Monte Carlo, working on my suntan and people are still asking me about Hellboy 3, so I guess it’s still news," the actor told Variety. "But I’ll tell you the same thing I’ve been telling everyone else, the Hellboy saga was meant to have a beginning, a middle and an end, and that, if you were loyal enough to us where you came and watched both those two movies that we made, we owe you a resolve. And there will come a time where he will have to live up to his destiny which is to be the beast of the apocalypse or if he has to suppress that destiny by sacrificing himself in some way so as to not destroy mankind but do the opposite. And that’s the discussion of the third film, I think it’s a discussion worth having and I think it’s something we owe the fans."
Questioned about the will of director Guillermo del Toro, who had previously said the project was effectively dead, Perlman had little to say -- except that he loves the idea that del Toro had for a third film.
"I haven’t heard from him since I started this latest round of insanity," admitted Perlman. During that time, of course, del Toro has been completing and promoting his upcoming film Crimson Peak and preparing to start production on a second Pacific Rim film. "[The sequel is] in Guillermo’s head. And he’s shared enough of it with me to know that it will be mind-blowing. I mean it will be mind-blowing. It will be great cinema. And if you are somebody who followed the first two movies, it will be even more mind-blowing because we have something… if you liked the first one and the second one, we have something really rock’em, shock’em in the third one."
There are no official plans for a third Hellboy movie...yet. Keep your eyes peeled.