Ron Perlman Would Like You to Help Make ‘Hellboy 3′ Happen

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Ron Perlman has been trying for years to make Hellboy 3 a reality, and even seven years later he isn’t giving up. The actor took to social media to rally fan support for his dream project. This time, he got co-stars Doug Jones, Selma Blair, and Jeffrey Tambor to chime in as well. See the Ron Perlman Hellboy 3 campaign after the jump.

The latest Ron Perlman Hellboy 3 campaign started on Twitter and Facebook.

It’s great that these stars are so eager and willing to dive into another Hellboy movie. But as they say, wishes aren’t horses, and it’s unclear whether Perlman’s latest campaign will actually get anywhere. The first two Hellboys were modest successes, financially speaking, but they clearly weren’t big enough to guarantee a sequel.

Perlman and others have tried valiantly to get a Hellboy 3 off the ground. It seems like every few months for the past several years, we’ve seen another quote from Perlman or director Guillermo del Toro saying how badly they want to make it happen. But at this point, even del Toro has admitted it probably won’t come together anytime soon.

The major sticking point is money, as it so often is. “Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively,” del Toro told Reddit last year. “But it is proven almost impossible to finance.” He added, “[W]e have gone through basically every studio and asked for financing, and they are not interested.”

That’s not to say Perlman shouldn’t try. Things do change. Comic book movies are hotter than ever, and del Toro might have a hit in this fall’s Crimson Peak. Plus, if Hellboy 3 is unlikely to happen as it stands, it definitely won’t happen without people like Perlman reminding studios and financiers that, hey, there’s still an audience for a Hellboy 3 out there.

To show your support, tweet under #HellboyIII. It can’t hurt, right?


Selma Blair Wants ‘Hellboy 3′ As Much As The Rest Of Us!


Selma Blair stars in In Their Skin (formerly Replicas), a thriller I really enjoyed which you can currently find on VOD/On Demand. I just got off the phone with her, and while the bulk of our conversation is centered around that film (a conversation you’ll be able to read in its entirety before the film’s theatrical run on November 9th), we did speak briefly about a certain sequel many of us are dying to see happen.

So I figured I’d share this Hellboy 3 tidbit with you in the meantime before the full interview goes up. First of all, it seems like something she’s really passionate about. I didn’t even have to bring it up and I get the sense that it’s not just another job for her – it’s a role she’s invested in and an arc she wants to complete.

Head inside for what she had to say.

“It’s my dream to work with Guillermo del Toro again. I just want to be near him. I love him. I miss him. It’s my dream that one day when I’m done with the TV Show [Anger Management] they say, ‘ok the movie’s actually going to go!’ That would be the biggest heaven.”

We all remember the “pregnant” cliffhanger from Hellboy 2, right? She’s just as curious to see what happens. “I mean it’s all set up. ‘Hellboy 3′ is the biggest payoff and the biggest horror. I want to see what these twins are up to, if one’s the devil and one’s an angel. I want to see what Hellboy and Liz are up to! I know the film is the apocalypse and the apocalypse isn’t cheap to shoot so we have to find some funding and get going with it!”

I’m down for a Hellboy apocalypse. You?