"You need things to converge so strongly," the director told Collider about what it would take to make a third "Hellboy" movie, including the involvement of producer Larry Gordon, Universal, creator Mike Mignola's blessing, and the availability of both Perlman and del Toro. "We have pieces of that, but we don't have all of that. You need so many things to confluence, and then you need about $150 million."
Keep hoping and praying that all of those things come together, because del Toro's ideas for "Hellboy 3" sound huge.
"The way 'Hellboy 1' and 'Hellboy 2' are very different from each other, 'Hellboy 3' is different enough from the other two that it wouldn't feel like the same universe in scale," he said. "He does become the beast of the apocalypse. But seeing the apocalypse is getting more and more — the bar is raised higher and higher every year; mass destruction is becoming the sport of the summer."
If del Toro can't make "Hellboy 3" into a movie, he could always make it into a comic book, right? Sadly, the answer is a big "no."
"I talked to Mike about making it a comic and Mike said very clearly, 'Hellboy the movies is yours, Hellboy the comics is mine; I don't wanna confuse them," said del Toro. "He has been very clear about not bringing any mythology we did in the movies into the comics."
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