Recent comments from Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman reignited a spark of hope that fans might one day get to see Hellboy 3 , with the possibility of the film being made with Legendary Pictures mooted. Legendary's Thomas Tull has now also added his own thoughts to that particular possibility.
Del Toro had revealed that Tull had said he would be interested in 'seeing' a third film, but Tull makes the valid point about legal issues that could prevent his production company from becoming involved…
"Seeing how we don't own the rights to Hellboy , there may be lawyers that would get upset about that," said Tull in an interview with io9 . "But you know, in Guillermo's world, maybe he can make that go away. I don't know. [ Laughs ]"
Tull is referring to the fact that Hellboy remains the property of Columbia / Sony, a state of affairs that could cause problems when it comes to moving the sequel to a new home. So the chance of seeing Hellboy 3 could take much longer than expected...
Meanwhile, in a chat with Slashfilm (opens in new tab) Tull has given an update on one project that Legendary definitely is making, World Of Warcraft , and the challenges inherent in converting it from videogame to movie.
“A lot of times what has happened in the past is, studios have said, ‘How many people play that game? Okay, then that means they’ll probably all go out and buy tickets,’" says Tull. "That is an incredibly poor way to make a movie.”
"For us, it’s that we don’t know how to make a movie out of Warcraft , the videogame. It’s the incredible story, the war, and these races, and everything these guys at Blizzard have come up with. They have 100 books, and just this incredibly rich world that they’ve created."
"When the script is finished, and when we feel like, ‘Forget whether or not there’s a built-in audience. Does this stand on its own, and is it great?’ Then we’ll start filming."