Ron Perlman told audiences at C2E2 that he wants to star in Hellboy 3 and that Guillermo del Toro “always designed it as a trilogy”
IGN reports that Perlman explained that Hellboy 2: The Golden Army was intended to be the last film but, since then, he and del Toro have been discussing a third instalment.
“I’ve been giving Guillermo body shots for two years,” he told the audience. “We both walked away from Hellboy 2 agreeing that there would never be another one. But, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that he really always designed it as a trilogy. He has a very well-articulated idea of what the resolve would look like and it’s amazingly theatrical and is epic in scope and would make for amazing cinema, with or without the first two movies.
“But there are so many questions posed in the first two films that absolutely need to be answered. I said, ‘You owe it to the world to finish this trilogy.’ I’ve been giving him Jewish guilt.”
“He’s just so busy, but I’m going to keep working away at the body. I’m pushing 70, so he better f****** do this soon.”
Pacific Rim is released on July 12. You can buy Hellboy 1 and 2 on DVD for £6 at Amazon.co.uk.