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I would love to do it [b]ut the heartbreak for me is that I know how it ends and I don’t know if I want to see that ending. But I would love to do it.
That ending? Well, according to Mignola, that’s the problem:
[W]hat del Toro’s talked about to me is that ‘Hellboy III’ would be the end of Hellboy… And here’s where we have the big conflict. My version of Hellboy in the comics is a finite story, but it’s going to take me 15 years to get to the ending. If he makes ‘Hellboy III’ and it’s the death of Hellboy, I’m left doing the comic going, ‘But I’m not done yet.’ …My Hellboy is going to die, but I want to be the one who does that. And if del Toro does my ending, there won’t be a lot of surprise when I get to the end of the comic.
Firstly, thanks for ruining the end of the comic, Mike. Secondly, can’t everyone just come up with a different story for a third movie, if no-one involved wants to kill him just yet…?