is far closer to my grandpa's age than my age, and he could still kick my ass if he wanted to. I think we can all agree on that. Now that's been established as fact, we can all also agree that disagreeing with him would be a very bad idea. You don't tell Clay Morrow no.
So, director might want to listen to what Perlman had to say over the weekend during a Q&A session at C2E2 regarding whether or not we will EVER see a Hellboy 3:
I've been giving Guillermo body shots for two years. We both walked away from Hellboy 2 agreeing that there would never be another one. But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. He has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like and it's amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies.
But there are so many questions posed in the first two films that absolutely need to be answered. I said, 'You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy.' I've been giving him Jewish guilt.
He's just so busy, but I'm going to keep working away at the body. I'm pushing seventy so he better f****** do this soon.
Listen, del Toro. I love your work and I think you're a brilliant director. But when Ron Perlman drops the f-bomb and tells you to do something, you do it.
In any case, it's nice to know that Hellboy himself is on our side, and wants to see a third movie made as much as the fans do. With what sounds like a working script all but written already and a cast willing to return, the only thing that appears to be getting in the way would be time, as Perlman said. Time, and funding, that is, at the studios may not want to throw money at the third movie of a series that has only borne middling box office returns. But with sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo showing fans that they don't necessarily need to rely on the funding of studios anymore to get a project made, suddenly a completed Hellboy trilogy doesn't seem so farfetched.