The Hellboy franchise never quite became a household name. Both films exceeded the expectation of die hard fans as well as the generic viewer that was intrigued by a red devil man with shaved horns. Lucky the second installment did well enough to spark a twinkle of hope to create another film. Like Pacific Rim, audiences are demanding a sequel and Guillermo del Toro would like nothing more than to oblige his fans. So what is the hold up? Hollywood has put a grip on their wallets when talks of Hellboy 3 comes up in a conversation

This afternoon del Toro was asked just why isn’t Hellboy 3 in production as we speak. del Toro stated:

Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from MY side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.

Both del Toro and Ron Pearlman(Hellboy for those that don’t know) have both express their desire to make Hellboy 3 and complete the series. Both light up like a fat kid at christmas when the subject is brought up in possibly finishing the franchise. Even though no solid word has been given on the future of Hellboy 3, del Toro was nice enough to share what the third installment could possibly be about. In his mind:

The idea for it was to have Hellboy finally come to terms with the fact that his destiny, his inevitable destiny, is to become the beast of the Apocalypse, and having him and Liz face the sort of, that part of his nature, and he has to do it, in order to be able to ironically vanquish the foe that he has to face in the 3rd film. He has to become the best of the Apocalypse to be able to defend humanity, but at the same time he becomes a much darker being. It’s a very interesting ending to the series, but I don’t think it will happen.

Clearly Guillermo want to make Hellboy 3, Ron Pearlman is ready to don the Hellboy makeup one last time, and after hearing the premise for the third installment fans are definitely ready. Two of the necessary elements it takes to create a successful film are ready, all that is missing is the bankroll.

It looks as if Hellboy 3 will have to remain in financial limbo until it can become a reality. But from a studios perspective the two films were not enough of a box office success to dish out the necessary funds that del Toro would need in order to create the film. And with the hit and miss going on in the box office nowadays, Hellboy 3 is not a pony the studio wants to bet on to win the race. In the end if fans wants to see Hellboy 3 become a reality we better convince del Toro to get a Kickstarter going.