Guillermo del Toro on Hellboy 3: "I don't think it will happen"
Guillermo Del Toro has said that he has accepted that a third Hellboy film will probably never happen.
The visionary director, who has already made two films in the franchise, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, was asked about the possibility of a third film in a Reddit AMA and said that he has large doubts that Hellboy will ever return to the silver screen.
He said: "Well, you know, we don't have that movie on the horizon, but 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... 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 third 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."
Hellboy and its sequel starred Ron Perlman as demon rescued as an infant who becomes a defender of humanity against the forces of darkness.
Del Toro is currently in post-production on his new thriller, Crimson Peak, which stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston.
He is also preparing for the broadcast of the first series of The Strain, the new drama based on a series of vampire novels written by himself and Chuck Hogan.