For a while there, it seemed like the only sure things in life were death, taxes, and Ron Perlman talking up the possibility of a Hellboy 3. Even just scrolling back through our own archives, you can find multiple attempts by Perlman to either talk up the chances of a sequel or get fans to pitch in on the project. Even after Guillermo Del Toro went dark on the subject, Perlman continued to hold out hope that another film would get made.
The list of actors that want to join Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 just keeps growing. As teased in the post-credits scene from the first film, the sequel is adding comic book fave Cable to the mix, which has inspired a few actors of a certain…aesthetic to begin campaigning for the role of the Merc With a Mouth’s badass new antagonist. Hellboy star Ron Perlman is the latest actor to make a case for his casting as Cable, and as far as social media campaigns go, he could very well give Stephen Lang a run for his money.
It was with a heavy heart that Ron Perlman, frequent collaborator of Del Toro and star of the Hellboy franchise, clarified that a third Hellboy film ‘probably will never happen.’
Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy was a modest financial success, but it did well enough on home video to warrant a sequel (albeit at a different studio). Unfortunately, the superior Hellboy II: The Golden Army opened the week before The Dark Knight swept the summer of 2008 off its feet and totally dominated the superhero movie conversation. The second movie adventure of Mike Mignola’s wisecracking demon-turned-superhero did okay, but a third movie never materialized a part three looks unlikely to this day. Just don’t tell that to Ron Perlman, who is dead-set on making this series a trilogy and took to social media to enlist fan support.
How many comicbook movies are on your gift list for Christmas or Hanukkah? Does it already include The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, and The Amazing Spider-Man? Are you chuffed enough to request the The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-Ray, or are you nervously holding your wad for April 2013, when the 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One drops like a ton of bricks...
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Movies: It seems that Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman are both down to make a Hellboy III.
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Despite the movie's considerable flaws, I really, really enjoyed Thomas Jane in his role as Frank Castle in the 2004 Punisher movie. In fact, I'd be lying if I said it was anything other than his laconic voice-overs in the accompanying video game that motivated me to read every single Punisher comic I could get my hands on and led me to becoming such a big fan of the character.