September 8th, 2008
It looks as if we might have to wait quite a while for another Hellboy sequel: Guillermo del Toro is going to be busy.
Many top film directors have no idea what their next movie is. But Guillermo del Toro is now booked through 2017. And maybe beyond.
[List of post-The Hobbit projects snipped to save space]
[Re Hellboy 3:] "We laid the groundwork to have a magnificent third act. I'd like to return to an action franchise with 60-year-old actor Ron Perlman, because he'll be scratching at that age when I get to it."
I adored both Hellboy films and I do think that del Toro's direction helped make the films such fun, but assuming that the studio is interested in making a third film in the series I'd much rather see him hand off the project to a director who will be available to make the damned film well before the second decade of the 21st century draws to a close.