Just when you thought Hellboy 3 was dead and buried director Guillermo del Toro says he was so inspired by Ron Perlman’s recent Make-A-Wish story that he wants to make the third installment.
Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman are in San Diego for Comic Con and were approached once again about the prospects of Hellboy 3. Both have said that they would like to do it, but didn’t ever see it happening. Most fans had come to the sad conclusion that Hellboy’s destiny that was spoken of in the previous two films would be left unfulfilled.
But things change. A six-year old who is battling leukemia is a huge fan of the films and request for his Make-A-Wish that Hellboy come and visit him. Perlman donned the costume once again and made a very sick child quite happy. That boys wish came true, but it also had another effect.
Del Toro says the event was also a factor in helping to bring himself and Perlman together on making a third Hellboy. “I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies,” said del Toro, “but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot.” The director stresses that he hasn’t yet approached Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on the prospect of a Hellboy III, nor is a studio signed on yet. But, he says, “We’re going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens.”