Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman sat down with Legendary Pictures head Thomas Tull last night, a break from the San Francisco-based weekend press tour for Pacific Rim.
Del Toro told me this morning, during our one-on-one chat, that Perlman brought up the prospect of Hellboy 3. “I hate giving pieces about it, 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.”
Later this morning, we spoke with Perlman agreed Legendary would be a great home for the final chapter in the Hellboy legacy.
“Not just anybody can make this movie,” Perlman told us. “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.”
*Update* Thomas Tull commented on this and while he didn’t say much he did say there are rights issues that would need to be sorted out for Legendary to get involved.
More on Perlman and Hellboy 3 to come!