Pacific Rim is just less than two weeks away from entertaining audiences and interviews from Del Toro and company are flying out the gate. One of the burning questions is whether or not we will finally get a third Hellboy. ShockTilYouDrop asked the director of the possibility of a final installment for Hellboy during a promotional screening of the movie. Here is the quote from Dwl Toro:
“I hate giving pieces about it, but last night, we were at dinner and Ron said, ‘I would be very happy to do Hellboy again, when are we doing Hellboy 3?”
Thomas Tull, who is the founder of Legendar Pictures also adds, ‘I would love to see Hellboy 3.’ He didn’t say he would love to do it; he just said he’d like to see it, but today I’ll ask him.”
In a follow-up interview with Perlman, Mr. Hellboy himself confirmed the idea of Legendary taking over the franchise.
“Not just anybody can make this movie, I loved working for Legendary and I know for Guillermo working on Pacific Rim was one of his greatest experiences. The reason I loved working for them is because Guillermo was so happy. I came in six months into the shoot and he seemed as fresh as a daisy, simply because he was working for someone who appreciated and supported his outlandish visions of what he wanted to put on the screen. My immediate, silent wish was, wouldn’t it be great if these guys came in and helped resolve the Hellboy series.”
After seeing Pacific Rim for myself, I have to agree that having Legendary work on the next Hellboy sequel is a spectacular idea. Pacific Rim is Del Toro at his most playful creative level. The scale alone is perfect for what is needed for a final Hellboy movie. Especially since it involves the character facing his destiny. Question remains when the director will have time to make the movie. He’s already in the middle of developing Crimson Peak and Dark Universe.
What do you think about Legendary Pictures possibly taking over the Hellboy franchise? Is it a good idea?