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Hellboy 3? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Now that he’s no longer involved with The Hobbit, what are the odds that director Guillermo del Toro would make a third Hellboy movie? Apparently, not that good.

MTV has both del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola explaining why a third Hellboy movie shouldn’t be expected anytime soon. The director told the site,

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…?


  • Andreas

    Christ, would you put a spoiler warning on this?! Thanks for ruining the end of the comic! Jeez!

  • Kiebler

    Hellboy 2 was so painfully disappointing to watch. The studio gave Del Toro a big budget and allowed him his every excess and the result was a bloated shit-fest of what at the core was a good story. Hes so much better when he's got a limited budget. He also has no business writing anything involving men and women falling in love or having sexual relationships. Hes a big fat nerd and needs to stay away from subjects that big fat nerds have little to no experience with.

  • Eric

    Shut up and make me some goddamn cookies.

  • Amatyultar

    Apparently there's no other choice than for him to die in the third movie.
    It's set in stone.