Mike Mignola Doubts Hellboy 3 Will Ever Happen

hellboyHellboy creator Mike Mignola is making the media rounds as the final issue of Hellboy in Hell nears publication and, while speaking with the Guardian, addressed the  question of a third film.

“I’ll believe it when I see it. There’s nothing I can do to make those things happen,” he said of plans to bring the characters back for a third outing or some other media presentation.

Mignola noted that the two films — directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman — are miracles. “Back then, [del Toro] was just a super enthusiastic guy who’d made a couple of pretty funky monster movies. But he was persuasive as hell and he fought like a dog to get these things made.”

Sadly, he doubts any level of enthusiasm at this point could be enough to get the third film made. “They didn’t make a lot of money, and that’s one of the big things people look for,” he quipped.