Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017
Fans hoping a third Hellboy film are going to be disappointed…. it ain’t happening.
In a tweet from Guillermo del Toro on Tuesday, the director revealed he’d chatted to a number of those involved in the previous two productions (Ron Perlman and Mike Mingola we presume) and from the result of those discussions he wouldn’t be moving forward on a new movie.
The meeting was convened after del Toro asked fans to vote on Twitter on whether they’d want a third film. And with no answer to why a new Hellboy won’t be happening, it looks like fans of the franchise will have to stick with the comics from now on.
Up next for del Toro is the smaller budgeted The Shape of Water, which he wrote and directed. The film stars Doug Jones and Michael Shannon.
The movie is due for release later this year.