If you are a Hellboy fan, then you know that Ron Perlman has been talking to anyone and everyone lately (okay, for the past few years) about just making Hellboy 3 happen already.
"The only time I would ever go back to do Hellboy is to do the third and final instalment of the trilogy," Perlman said while speaking with IGN about his new Amazon series, Hand of God. "Which is why I’ve been yapping away and opening my big f**king mouth on Twitter and all that sh*t."
Perlman's also made it clear that he kind of actually hates playing Hellboy - the grueling workouts and even more grueling task of makeup and prosthetics has taken its toll on the actor, the oldest yet to play a superhero, and he's not looking forward to going back in the make-up chair. But he feels an obligation to the fans to finish the story, the ending of which, he says, would be incredible:
Guillermo [Del Toro] shared with me what the third and final instalment would look like and it’s incredibly theatrical, it’s highly charged, it’s got huge dynamic to it and it’s very cinematic. And on top of that it’s the deal we made with the public by making instalments one and two. Clearly we’re not finished. We’re not finished until we find out whether this guy’s is going to meet his destiny or whether he’s going to find a way to avoid it. So that’s what the third instalment would be and that’s why I got on my soapbox saying ‘We owe it to the fans and it’s essential that we finish this – it’s too good an idea to not do.’ And so I will now shut my mouth and leave it up to the gods and the fates.
Let's hope there actually are some movie gods up there and that they want to see the Hellboy trilogy completed as much as we all do.