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Monday, July 1, 2013

Ron Perlman Claims HELLBOY 3 Could Kill Him


Well, if you gotta go, at least go out after a big stack of "pamcakes"...

Actor Ron Perlman and director Guillermo del Toro are still motivated to make a third Hellboy movie even though it's been five years since Hellboy II: The Golden Army.  The film would be the last in a trilogy based on Mike Mignola's character for Dark Horse Comics and it sounds like del Toro has some big ideas of how to end the series.

Speaking with Shock Till You Drop, Perlman shared his thoughts on Hellboy 3 and what it needs to include.  "[Hellboy 3] needs to be twice as big as Hellboy 1 or Hellboy 2.  It's all of these oracles coming home to roost with these apocalyptic things taking place," said Perlman. "Guillermo's version of this resolve in the trilogy is epic in scope. Not just anybody can make this movie. It has to be somebody who's no stranger to this sense of scope."

Meanwhile, the 63-year-old actor certainly isn't getting any younger and he knows it. "For me to do Hellboy 3, it could kill me -- in terms of physically demanding for a guy my age, but it's worth it because anyone who sits and listens to Guillermo's version of how this thing ends is completely seduced. It's so theatrical and compelling and if you liked the first two movies in any way, shape or form, this is the ultimate one-two punch."

A related Shock Till You Drop article by Ryan Turek from a day earlier revealed that Perlman and del Toro sat down with Legendary Pictures head Thomas Tull last week and del Toro relayed some of the encounter to Turek.  "I hate giving pieces about it," he said, "but last night, we were at dinner and Ron said, 'I would be very happy to do Hellboy again, when are we doing Hellboy 3?'  Thomas [Tull] said, 'I would love to see Hellboy 3.'  He didn't say he would love to do it, he just said he'd like to see it, but today, I'll ask him."

Turek then spoke with Perlman, who agreed that Legendary would be a good fit for Hellboy 3.  "Not just anybody can make this movie," said Perlman.  "I loved working for Legendary and I know for Guillermo working on Pacific Rim was one of his greatest experiences.  The reason I loved working for them is because Guillermo was so happy.  I came in six months into the shoot and he seemed as fresh as a daisy, simply because he was working for someone who appreciated and supported his outlandish visions of what he wanted to put on the screen.  My immediate, silent wish was, wouldn't it be great if these guys came in and helped resolve the Hellboy series."

Tull commented on the remarks, saying only that there would be rights issues to work out for Legendary to be involved in making Hellboy 3.

To be continued...

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