Sunday, 26 February 2017

Guillermo Del Toro dashes hopes for Hellboy sequel

Bad news if your hopes were recently raised by director Guillermo del Toro drumming up support for a third Hellboy movie. The director has officially announced via Twitter that the sequel will not be happening.





There have been flares of flaming hope in the last few years, hope that was then quashed by the hard realities of filmmaking. Hellboy 3 is not a movie that can necessarily be made by crowdfunding, and rights issues make shopping it around somewhat tough.


So despite the driving passion of Guillermo Del Toro, Ron Perlman and others to finish the trilogy with one more film, the book appears closed on that front. Of course, there remains the chance that del Toro could find some other outlet for the story, especially in comic book form. Which would be fitting given Big Red's roots.

And at least we get to enjoy more del Toro filmmaking – his latest, The Shape Of Water, should be with us later this year.

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