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Hellboy_faceRon Peralman is a big scary dude.  When he tells you to do something… You probably should do it! Well, right now he is telling you to get #HellboyIII trending on Twitter and Facebook:
Ron Perlman @perlmutations Jun 3

Anybody out there wanna see #HellboyIII as much as I do? Let’s get this muthafucka trending, y’all! Let’s end the trilogy; we earned it!

Ron Perlman@perlmutations Jun 5

He, didja hear about the new dinosaur they dug up and named #Hellboy? That’s kinda gonna be how old I am when we make this fucker!

Ron Perlman ‏@perlmutations 16h16 hours ago
This #HellboyIII thing, I don’t know what gonna happen but it sure has been beautiful seeing y’all step up these past days. Count on this..

Ron Perlman ‏@perlmutations 16h16 hours ago
I will keep on fighting for this!

#HellboyIII…

 

 

He is adamant that Hellboy III must happen. He said in a recent interview he will never stop trying to get it made:

I’d like to finish it. I’d like for there to be a third film because the first two films were set up for this huge resolve and he (Guillermo Del Toro) already understands what that resolve will look like. He never gave me the nuts and bolts of it, but he gave me a rather broad strokes sketch of what the third film would look like and it’s so epic and so deserved by the fans that hung in there for the first two that I really feel as though it’s essential that we make it. So I fight for it every day. Sometimes I’m the only voice and sometimes there are others, but I’m never going to stop trying to get Hellboy 3 made!


Honestly, who can blame him? Hellboy was well received by critics and Hellboy II: The golden Army did even better. So why not?

Well, Hellboy made $99 mil and had a $66 mil budget. The Golden Army did better with $160 on a  $85 mil budget. Now for the average person, $75 mil sounds like a decent profit and honestly it’s not bad.  But those numbers make the studio leery of making a third installment which, del Toro himself said, would cost even more money to make.

del Toro confirmed the studio’s hesitance back in 2014 and said it was likely to never happen:

[W]e have gone through basically every studio and asked for financing, and they are not interested. I think that the first movie made its budget back, and a little bit of profit, but then it was very very big on video and DVD. The story repeated itself with the second already, it made its money back at the box office, but a small margin of profit in the release of the theatrical print, but was very very big on DVD and video. Sadly now from a business point of view all the studios know is that you don’t have that safety net of the DVD and video, so they view the project as dangerous.

But numbers be damned! Let’s make it happen! If you like Hellboy and want to see more of him, tweet and/or Facebook you opinion with #HellboyIII. Do it! Because Ron Perlman says so!

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