With Guillermo del Toro’s big-budget sci-fi epic Pacific Rim opening this weekend, there’s been a lot of chatter about that long-rumored Hellboy sequel. Well, bad news, folks: Don’t hold your breath.
Amid a lot of tentative buzz that Hellboy 3 might still have a chance, del Toro has set the record straight that the odds of the film actually being made are on this side of a snowball’s chance in hell.
Here’s what he told Collider about the project’s status (or lack thereof):
“It’s very unlikely it’ll happen because you need things to converge so strongly. [Producer] Larry Gordon, Universal, the rights, Ron [Perlman’s] and mine’s availability, [comic creator] Mike [Mingola’s] blessing; we have pieces of that, but we don’t have all of that. You need so many things to confluence and then you need about $150 million.”
Well, that sucks. Considering it's been six years since the last Hellboy movie, and Ron Perlman isn’t getting any younger, it’s sad to admit that we’re probably hitting the threshold of this flick ever happening.
But you have to respect del Toro’s commitment. He knows he needs about $150 million to make the movie he wants to make. No budget (and everything else on his list), no deal.
Do you think we’ll ever get to see Hellboy 3?