However, that doesn't stop us from asking the director about it every chance we get. For example, when he dropped by MTV News HQ recently to discuss his new horror novel "The Fall," we made sure to sneak in a few questions about "Hellboy 3" and whether we'd ever see the story he planned for the film in any form — whether it be live-action, animated, or even as a standalone comic book.
"Mike [Mignola] had a very wise position," Del Toro told MTV News. "He said, 'Look, we have the animated universe, we have the comic book universe, and we have the movie universe, and we have managed to keep them all separate. The rules that we have created don't mix. To bring the movie Hellboy into comics is to confuse the mythology. I would like that to stay in the movies."
And as Del Toro indicated, it's hard to argue with the guy who created Hellboy when it comes to such matters.
"I can't agree or disagree with the creator," he laughed. "He's the creator."
And while Del Toro wouldn't reveal any details about his plans for the final chapter in the "Hellboy" movie universe, he did offer to share the plot with anyone who manages to track him down in person.
"What I promise is, if you corral me at any signing and you say, 'Tell me the story of Hellboy 3!' I'll tell it to you in two minutes," he said. "[But] I think I can look forward to being 85 and being a campfire storyteller and saying, 'And then Hellboy...'"
Well, there you have it, folks. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to find out the story of "Hellboy 3" from Del Toro himself. Godspeed!