Hellboy creator says there wont be a third film

Despite an army of baying fans just waiting to see their grizzled red antihero on the big screen once more, it sounds as though there are no immediate plans to bring Hellboy 3 into being.

That’s according to character creator and comic-book artist Mike Mignola, who also shared a co-executive producer credit on the first two movies.

Speaking to Comic Book Resources about the latest series of the comics, Mignola said, “The biggest problem I see as far as PR for the next billion years is explaining endlessly not only that there’s no Hellboy 3 movie, but it’s going to be explaining ‘It’s a series, but it’s not a monthly series.’”

That would seem to sound fairly official, despite the fact that we previously heard that Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman were still interested in wrapping up the epic story.

But, given that del Toro’s slate is already jam-packed for the coming 18 months or so, Mignola's claim that there won't be a third movie seems difficult to dispute.