'Hellboy 3' Release Date & Plot: Theatrical & Cinematic Finale To Complete Trilogy, Says Ron Perlman
The third movie in the film franchise about a demonic superhero has been in pre-production purgatory for quite some time now. The possibility of "Hellboy 3" ever coming to fruition has gotten dimmer by the days.
Luckily, the actor playing the titular anti-hero himself has shed light on the matter. His comments were more than enough for pundits to revive "Hellboy 3" talks once again.
Speaking on the official Empire podcast over the weekend, Ron Perlman admitted that he didn't have the zest to take on the role of Big Red anymore. However, a recent dinner talk with director Guillermo del Toro slowly changed his mind.
"I really feel as though I'm done with the character. I don't have a burning desire to put that shit on again," Perlman initially said before coming to grips with what the multi-awarded "Pan's Labyrinth" director had in store for "Hellboy 3."
"But Guillermo told me what the resolve of the trilogy would look like, in broad strokes, and it's such an amazingly theatrical, cinematic idea, that I found it essential that we do it. We were designed to be a trilogy, with a beginning, a middle and an end. We've only done two-thirds, so I feel that we're not really done until we finish it."
As to what fans can expect from Anung Un Rama in his third film outing, Perlman exclaimed, "Holy shit, he's the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilisation. He has to. It's non-negotiable. That's the foundation for the story, and that's why I think it would be a shame if we don't do it."
Perlman was then reminded of the ending of "Hellboy 2" wherein Hellboy discovered that his girlfriend Liz Sherman was pregnant with twins. The 65-year-old actor then spilled what he knew about a subplot from the upcoming sequel:
"I'll tell you this. The two twins: one would look like the mum and one would look like the dad. And one of them was going to be completely fucking corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the fucked-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga."
In retrospect, del Toro and Perlman have strayed away from the unfinished trilogy to focus on other films and TV shows, Screen Rant reported.
Perlman has kept himself preoccupied with the crime-drama TV series "Sons of Anarchy" from 2008 to 2013. At the same time, del Toro was busy directing "Pacific Rim."
Ongoing projects of the 50-year-old Mexican-born director include "Crimson Peak," which is due for cinematic release on Oct. 9, and "The Strain" on TV.