In the years since 2008’s Hellboy 2: The Golden Army and its superhero porn parody (Donald Trump’s favorite), Hellboy 2: The Golden Showers, star Ron Perlman has dutifully insisted that he would one day reprise the role in Hellboy 3, even as director Guillermo del Toro gave up on the film no less than twenty-seven times during that same period. So when a new Hellboy was announced, directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour in the title role, it must have been a rough blow to the faithful Perlman. But ever the classy dude, Perlman had nothing but nice things to say about his replacement during a panel at Motor City Comic Con according to a report from Dread Central.
“David Harbour is a good dude,” Perlman said. “I wish him nothing but the best when it comes to the retooling of HB.”
However, that didn’t stop Perlman from recounting the glorious sendoff he and Del Toro would have given the character if the mythical Hellboy 3 ever did come to fruition.
“The third one was meant to be epic and conclusive and a resolve for all these, almost, Greek oracle promises of the destiny of Hellboy,” Perlman said of the never-realized plans for the third movie. “It would’ve made for a really good movie, I think.”
Nu-Hellboy doesn’t have a release date yet, so there’s still time to fan film that ****, Perlman! We’ll gladly promote the Kickstarter!