Unfortunately for those who were holding out hope for a trilogy, director Guillermo del Toro has put the final nail in Hellboy 3’s coffin.
Despite the fact that del Toro and Ron Perlman were both passionate and determined to bring a third film to the Hellboy series, it sadly appears that it just won’t be possible. The news was announced on Twitter yesterday afternoon, finally confirming that “100% the sequel will not happen”:
There have been a few rays of hope for the film over the last few years, but it appears that a lack of funding and issues surrounding the rights to the film have just made it too difficult to proceed any further. That said, we could still see the finale to this particular story in another medium - there’s always the chance of del Toro going back to Hellboy’s roots in comic books, and concluding the story that way.
And in the meantime, del Toro’s latest film project The Shape of Water should be released in the UK later this year.