Ron Perlman Confirms Hellboy 3 Won't Be Crowdfunded, Shares Possible Plot Details

Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 1:06PM
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 1:06PM
Ron Perlman Confirms Hellboy 3 Won't Be Crowdfunded, Shares Possible Plot Details
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Ron Perlman, who played Hellboy in the acclaimed 2004 adaptation and its sequel, recently made waves when he announced his deep, abiding desire for a final Hellboy film to cap off a trilogy.

Anybody out there wanna see Hellboy 3 as much as I do? Let's get this muthaf*cka trending, y'all!Let's end the trilogy; we earned it!

Posted by Ron Perlman on Thursday, 4 June 2015

Now, in an interview with Digital Spy, Perlman reiterated his enthusiasm for the project, which has been in various stages of development hell for many years, but nixed the idea of crowdfunding the project:

"I wouldn't want to be involved in crowdfunding," said Perlman. "I don't think its the fans job to fund a movie. I think it's up to the people who do it professionally. I think it's the fans job is to sit back and buy popcorn and Coke and watch the movie and enjoy it."

This is a refreshing take on the subject, although I don't think the Veronica Mars fans who finally got to see a movie made begrudged the opportunity (I'm personally waiting for a Gilmore Girls movie Kickstarter to crop up). But the most salient point might be that Hellboy is too expensive to crowdfund; Kickstarter or Indiegogo have worked in the past for little indies like Veronica Mars that only need a few million dollars, but crowdfunding for a big comic book blockbuster may be unrealistic.

Perlman also shared some interesting insights as to what the main thrust of the plot would be:

"I know that Hellboy 3 was designed to resolve the dilemma of whether the beast of the apocalypse would live up to his oracle, his destiny, of destroying mankind. Or whether the beast we've seen nurtured all these years, to use his immense superpowers to protect mankind. Which one would win out? The destiny part is non-negotiable. So, something dramatic has to happen in the third Hellboy movie, to see which one prevails."

It sounds extremely interesting, and in the current movie climate, a well-written, well-acted comic book movie can hardly go wrong. Hellboy is probably a much safer bet now than when the idea was first bandied about in 2010. Get on it, studios!

Via Blastr.
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