Guillermo del Toro has said that if he were to do a third Hellboy film, it would certainly be the last.
Speaking to Sci Fi Wire at New York Comic Con, the rising star of directing said: “If there was ever a third one, I would really make sure that we at least sign a contract that there is no more. No prequels and no sequels: nothing. If that happens, then there is a third one we have planned, and the seeds are planted in this film.”
Whereas Del Toro chose to focus on the fantastical elements of the Hellboy franchise with the upcoming sequel, The Golden Army, he insists that if there were to be a third and final film, he’d like to take Big Red back to his more pulp roots. “The idea for me is to bring back the Nazis characters, but bring them back in a way they would operate now. Meaning, what public face would the Nazis have in 2009/2010? How rich would they be? How in charge could they be? It’s not this group of freakies that hide in the sewers, but people that are incredibly rich.”
Hellboy II: The Golden Army opens in cinemas in the US on 11 July 2008.