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Why Do Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman Want to Make 'Hellboy 3,' but Think It's Unlikely?

While Guillermo del Toro certainly has no shortage of projects on his plate, it looks like a third Hellboy movie isn't going to be one of them. At least, not for the foreseeable future.

That doesn't mean that he and Ron Perlman aren't trying. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly,  the director said, "I can publicly say that now we are together in trying to do Hellboy 3." Del Toro said that he was inspired in part by Perlman's recent reprisal of the role to help make a little boy's Make-a-Wish dream come true.

"I've encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies, but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot," Del Toro said.

Perlman has indicated that he wanted to continue the storyline from previous installments.

"The first two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve. Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do. To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, would be in my mind, a little bit of a shame."

So while the duo are interested in making a third Hellboy movie, it seems they're at the mercy of Universal Pictures to get a green light to make it happen.

Would you be interested in a third Hellboy flick that wraps up the story arc?

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