Over the past few months an interview with Ron Perlman doesn’t go by without some comments about Hellboy III, the potential concluding chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s comic book adaptation, and sure enough he’s been speaking more about the possible project during an interview with Empire to promote his new Amazon series Hand of God.
“I really feel as though I’m done with the character,” states Perlman. “I don’t have a burning desire to put that shit on again. But Guillermo told me what the resolve of the trilogy would look like, in broad strokes, and it’s such an amazingly theatrical, cinematic idea, that I found it essential that we do it. We were designed to be a trilogy, with a beginning, a middle and an end. We’ve only done two-thirds, so I feel that we’re not really done until we finish it.”
Pressed for details on the plot, Perlman added that: “Holy shit, he’s the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilisation. He has to. It’s non-negotiable. That’s the foundation for the story, and that’s why I think it would be a shame if we don’t do it. I’ll tell you this. The two twins [Hellboy’s children with Selma Blair’s Liz Sherman]: one would look like the mum and one would look like the dad. And one of them was going to be completely fucking corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the fucked-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga.”