Hellboy 3: Here's a Reason to Believe it Could Happen

Hellboy 3: Here's a Reason to Believe it Could Happen

While many fans have given up on ever seeing Hellboy 3, it seems director Guillermo Del Toro still thinks there’s a chance. The acclaimed filmmaker yesterday tweeted a poll asking his followers to vote on how much they wanted a third Hellboy movie, promising to take it further if enough enough people voted.

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Del Toro described it as an “informal poll”–with two very positive options–but did promise to sit down with creator Mike Mignola and star Ron Perlman if the votes topped 100,000.

At the time of writing, more than 110,000 people have voted. In his latest update, with five hours of the poll left to run, De Toro tweeted:

Del Toro directed the previous two parts of the series, 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Both he and Perlman have previously expressed a desire to make third film. In 2015, del Toro explained that part of the problem was budgetary. “The hard fact is that the movie’s going to need about $120 million and there’s nobody knocking down our doors to give it to us,” he admitted during a Television Critic’s Association Q&A.

“It’s a little beyond Kickstarter. It would be great to complete the trilogy, but in a way I don’t see the world–the industry–supporting that idea.”

Perlman was asked again about the possibility of a third film last year. He told Variety it would “probably will never happen, though you never say never never.”

Hellboy first appeared in 1993, and has featured in a wide variety of regular comic books, miniseries, one-shots, and crossovers since then, published by Dark Horse Comics.