While many are looking forward to the return of the Hellboy franchise to the silver screen, many have also lamented that the Guillermo Del Toro series never actually got a proper conclusion. Ron Perlman – who played Hellboy in those two movies – explains what the third movie would have done, and notes that he wants nothing but the best for David Harbour (who will be playing Hellboy going forward).
According to Dread Central, Ron Perlman recently talked about the state of the Hellboy movie franchise at the Motor City Comic Con. He noted that Hellboy 3 was intended to tie up loose ends and wrap up the trilogy:
“The third one was meant to be epic and conclusive and a resolve for all these, almost, Greek oracle promises of the destiny of Hellboy. It would’ve made for a really good movie, I think.”
While we’ll never see a live-action movie based around what they originally planned, perhaps there’s a chance that we could see the movie in some other format like animation. Even though he’s not going to play the character in live-action anymore in spite of campaigning hard with director Guillermo Del Toro for a third one, Perlman praised David Harbour (his replacement for the reboot Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen).
“David Harbour is a good dude. I wish him nothing but the best when it comes to the retooling of [Hellboy].”
It’s certainly bittersweet to know that the Guillermo Del Toro trilogy will never see a true resolution, but at the least it seems as though Perlman has made peace with it and will enjoy the next Hellboy movie as a fan.
Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen is slated for a 2018 release date. The film will star David Harbour as Anung Un Rama (Hellboy).
Source: Dread Central