Guillmero del Toro surprised Hellboy fans on his Twitter account announcing a poll to help convince him to put together a meeting/sit down with creator Mike Mignola and actor Ron Perlman about Hellboy 3.
The poll needs to reach 100K votes in 24 hours for this to happen and it’s about hit 80% of that goal.
Informal poll (let’s see how many votes we get in 24 hours)
The HELLBOY III is our chance to vote the right way in 2017! If 100k votes come in 24 hours I promise to have a sit down w Da Perl & Mignola
Sorry for all the retweeting…it’s a nervous twitch! https://t.co/Ph0cO4cpMb
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) January 19, 2017
At one time, Guillmero said he was interested in returning to Hellboy 3 after directing The Hobbit for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. He instead made Pacific Rim.
At San Diego Comic-Con in 2015, he hinted that Legendary Pictures could get involved with helping fund a third movie.
“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 told The Daily Beast ahead of his Hall H return, where a new Crimson Peak trailer earned an enthusiastic reception. “It’s a little beyond Kickstarter,” he laughed.
“It would be great to complete the trilogy,” he said, “But in a way I don’t see the world—the industry—supporting that idea.”
Studio head Thomas Tull seemed to be into the idea at the time.
Legendary told Del Toro they might throw down for Hellboy 3 if he makes his next film, the mech-kaiju sequel Pacific Rim 2, a hit. Star Ron Perlman is also onboard but had to apologize for hyping up the rumor mill a little too eagerly.
“But you know, Ron is no spring chicken, so we’d better get to it before Hellboy has to do everything from a Barcalounger,” del Toro said, pausing. “I would watch that.”
Although, there was rumored friction between Legendary and del Toro on Crimson Peak. It’s unknown if that fallout had anything to do with his exit as the director on the Pacific Rim sequel and moving onto making his Cold-War creature feature The Shape of Water at Fox Searchlight.
Doug Jones plays an aquatic creature, not unlike his Abe Sapien character from Hellboy and could have sparked that sequel interest again in Guillermo.
Thomas Tull has recently stepped down as the head of Legendary but will stay on as a producer on certain projects including Pacific Rim: Uprising. It’s unclear if Tull’s exist is the reason behind the new heat behind the sequel talk or that Wanda Group’s recent purchase of the studio for $3.5 billion means they’ll have the bankroll to finally pay for it.
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Legendary’s Spectral was recently picked up by Netflix and we’ve seen del Toro praise the company’s model after working with them for his animated series Trollhunters. Seeing Hellboy 3 becoming a Netflix original movie isn’t entirely out of the question.
We’ll likely update this page tomorrow once del Toro confirms this meeting.
SOURCE: DEL TORO