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Since Hellboy II: The Golden Army came out in theaters in 2008, hope for a third film in the series has always burned bright among the fans of the big screen adaptation of the beloved Mike Mignola character. Today, though, that fire was snuffed out by a sobering announcement from writer/director Guillermo del Toro.
"Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it."
And so it looks like Ron Perlman won't don the red suit again. The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense is closed for business on the big screen, and although the Hellboy character will live on in the comic books and the previously made films, »
- Derek Anderson
Hellboy has always been one of those franchises that has fared better with fans and critics than it has with mainstream audiences. The stories have been fun, albeit it a bit slow, but those familiar with the character recognize Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation as a faithful imagining of the character.
For better or worse, however, the films haven’t done amazingly at the box office. The first Hellboy, which was released in 2004, made just shy of $100 million on its $66 million budget. With that in mind, it seems unlikely that the studio even made their money back in its theater run, and is therefore a bit baffling that they followed through with the sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which hit theaters in 2008. The movie had a budget of $85 million, and managed to rake in $160 million. With those numbers, it probably got closer to breaking even, but we can’t »
- Joseph Medina
The rollercoaster ride that has been Hellboy 3 is officially over. Director Guillermo Del Toro has refused to give up entirely on getting the last movie in the Hellboy trilogy made for nearly a decade now and recently, he gave fans some hope that the long-awaited sequel could finally happen. Today he delivered the unfortunate news that his last-ditch effort to get some traction on Hellboy 3 has failed and that the movie is definitely not happening. Ever.
Last month, Guillermo Del Toro took to Twitter in order to see if he could drum up some support for Hellboy 3 again. He threw up a Twitter poll and promised that if it got 100 thousand votes in 24 hours, he would sit down with star Ron Perlman and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola about Hellboy 3. He made good on his word and had the talks with all of the parties who would »
Bad news for “Hellboy” fans: a third installment of the dark fantasy superhero film is no longer in the cards. Director Guillermo del Toro made an announcement on his Twitter account this morning that a new sequel is definitely not happening (in his own words, “100% the sequel will not happen”).
The news might come as a surprise to “Hellboy” enthusiasts, as just this past January the director teased a possible third film by posting an “informal poll” on Twitter with the response options being only “Yes” and “Hell, yes.” In a second tweet, del Toro had said that if 100,000 votes came in 24 hours, he would sit down with franchise creator Mike Mignola and lead actor Ron Perlman to talk about a possible sequel. By the time the poll closed, it had 132,938 votes.
But back in October, »
- Yoselin Acevedo
This review contains some spoilers.
Now that we have that business with the fake Joker behind us, Harley Quinn #14 marks the beginning of a new story arc. What was originally titled “Red Meat” has since been renamed “Nether Regions,” which, quite frankly, is a better fit for this series given its proud history of double entendres. But when you take into account that only the first few pages would have aligned with the “Red Meat” theme, it’s best DC went with the switch.
As to what those first few pages encompass, they see Ms. Berkowitz employ a motley crew that are not unlike vampires to, um, take care of New York’s homeless problem. Yes, it plays into some conspiracy theories and may cause some readers to roll their eyes, but it does tie into society’s growing concern over class warfare. And although Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are highly competent writers, »
- Eric Joseph
I have been a fan of Nacho Vigalondo’s ever since seeing Timecrimes back in 2008, and to be perfectly honest, while he’s been at the helm of several other impressive projects, nothing had tickled my cinematic fancies quite like his time travel horror/science fiction mash-up. That is, until I saw Colossal, which is easily Vigalondo’s most ambitious effort to date. A thoughtful and ingenious creature feature that raises the bar for modern monster movies, Colossal is now an early front-runner for one of my favorite films of the year.
Vigalondo begins his latest film with a flashback to 25 years prior, when a skyscraper-sized monstrosity mysteriously appears out of nowhere in Seoul, South Korea. Colossal then heads back to the present day, as Gloria (Anne Hathaway) stumbles home in the early morning hours after another night of partying, much to the disapproval of her boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens »
- Heather Wixson
Ever since the release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008, Hellboy fans have been clamoring for Hellboy III, to close out the trilogy. Every now and then, either director Guillermo del Toro or star Ron Perlman will offer some sort of an update, but earlier this week, Guillermo del Toro put fans to the ultimate test. He put up a Twitter poll, asking fans to vote either "Yes" or "Hell Yes" for Hellboy 3, promising that he'll set up a meeting between himself, Ron Perlman and Mike Mingola, who created the Hellboy comics, if over 100,000 fans voted in 24 hours. It seems the fans came through, and this meeting will happen soon. Here's what the director had to say on Twitter yesterday morning.
"I spoke with Ron Perlman. He's in for the sit down. Will approach Mignola next. Will keep you posted. Very moved by your love of pt I »
While the first two Hellboy films were met with fairly positive fan and critical reactions, the box office hasn’t really been behind them — at lest not enough to justify spending cash on a third film. The first one was produced on a $66 million budget, and made just short of $100 million. Taking into account marketing, it’s likely this one only made the most meager of profits following the home release. Hellboy II: The Golden Army fared a bit better, making $160 million on an $85 million budget. Again, not great, but not bad.
For nearly a decade, fans have asked for a third Hellboy film. They’ve brought it up to del Toro himself, and they brought it up to actor Ron Perlman, who plays Hellboy in the movies. But of course, the responses to those requests have pretty much been the same: “We’re trying. We’ll see.” If a Hellboy III is to work, »
- Joseph Medina
The last update we got on Hellboy 3: Don’t get your hopes up. Director Guillermo del Toro has had trouble finding financing for the film, which is bigger in scope compared to the previous Hellboy movies. Hellboy II: The Golden Army got made because a studio head was a fan of del Toro’s and the first movie performed so […]
- Jack Giroux
While his schedule has filled to the brim with a wide array of in-development projects, the question Guillermo del Toro gets asked most often is "when is Hellboy III coming?" Unfortunately, with Hellboy II: The Golden Army unable to turn a profit back in the summer of 2008, the idea of a sequel never seemed likely. Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman, has tried to rally support for a trilogy capper on social media in the past, but has recently suggested that fans not get their hopes up any more. However, Del Toro now promises that if his Twitter poll reaches near 100,000 votes by tomorrow, he'll have one more sit down with Perlman and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to hopefully get the ball rolling once more. The Hellboy III is our chance to vote the right way in 2017! If 100k votes come in 24 hours I promise to have a sit down w Da »
It has been nearly a decade since Hellboy II: The Golden Army came out and a lot has changed in Hollywood since, namely comic book movies have become the most in-demand commodity in the industry. The Hellboy movies have maintained a rather faithful following and there is still a lot of hope that Hellboy 3 will happen some day. There hasn't been any real movement, despite the desire from seemingly everyone to get it done. Now director Guillermo Del Toro has given fans some, albeit a very small amount of, hope that Hellboy 3 may still happen.
The director took to his Twitter account in order to post a poll, asking fans to vote either "yes" or "hell yes" for Hellboy III. Following his posting of the poll, Guillermo Del Toro promised that if 100 thousand people vote in 24-hours, he will get the team together and discuss finally finishing up the Hellboy trilogy. »
You want Hellboy III, I want Hellboy III, Ron Perlman wants Hellboy III and Guillermo del Toro wants Hellboy III, but at a certain point, it's just not fair to keep teasing us with the possibility that Hellboy III may actually happen. A third Hellboy movie has been discussed ever since Hellboy II: The Golden Army was released back in 2008, but it rarely seemed that the project had... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Back in October, Ron Perlman seemed to have put a nail in the coffin on the possibility of “Hellboy III,” telling Screen Rant that he doesn’t discuss plans for a third installment with Guillermo del Toro anymore. “(Del Toro is) busy, and I’m busy. Maybe one day he’s going to call and say, ‘Hey, let’s do it.’ But for right now? We’re happy discovering new worlds to conquer.”
Well now it seems like Del Toro might be giving the actor a call if things go according to plan. On Wednesday, the filmmaker teased a possible third film by tweeting an “informal poll” with the options, “Yes” and “Hell, yes.”
- Liz Calvario
Ryan Lambie Jan 20, 2017
It could have been the first blockbuster videogame adaptation, but instead, it fell apart. Ryan looks at the Halo movie that never was...
From Super Mario Bros in the 90s and on to the recent Assassin’s Creed, it’s fair to say that movies adapted from videogames seldom fare well. But there’s one movie, now sadly lost to history, that might just have bucked that trend: Neill Blomkamp’s Halo.
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In 2001, Halo: Combat Evolved was the game that helped launch Microsoft’s first ever console, the Xbox. A first-person shooter with an absorbing sci-fi plot and a cool character at its core - the anonymous, armoured super-soldier, Master Chief - Halo »
What’s one movie to look forward this year? Director Guillermo del Toro‘s (Pan’s Labyrinth) cold war fantasy film, The Shape of Water. Fox Searchlight is behind the project, which del Toro started shooting late last summer in Toronto, Canada. We know a decent amount about the love story, but actor Doug Jones (Hellboy II: The Golden Army) recently revealed more […]
- Jack Giroux
15 items from 2017
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