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Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Hellboy III" Murmurs...

There's been some speculation as to whether or not there will be a "Hellboy III." The well reviewed "Hellboy II" didn't do to well at the box office-- Opening a week before "The Dark Knight" made it hard for the movie to cash in on domestic sales. However, it has been doing well over seas. Director Guillermo del Toro mulls around with the possibility of a third film:

"I think they'll decide when the last euro hits the piggybank," del Toro said. "We laid the groundwork to have a magnificent third act. I’d like to return to an action franchise with 60-year-old actor Ron Perlman, because he’ll be scratching at that age when I get to it."

Variety reports that del Toro is "Booked through 2017," he will be directing "The Hobbit," and it's sequel, "Frankenstein," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Slaughterhouse-Five." Fitting a third "Hellboy" in to the mix would be tough, but apparently the Universal is happy with how well the movie is doing overseas and is interested in doing a third.

Rumors have it that Universal is also interested in a television series and some online segments chronicling the demon-hero before a third movie. It may even turn out that it's the best we'll get as far as more Hellboy adventures.

I certainly hope we get a third film. I didn't quite enjoy "The Golden Army" as much as I did the first film, but it had it's strong moments. The series could really benefit from a strong, third movie closer.

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