Guillermo del Toro 'trying' to make Hellboy 3

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Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, this fantasy adventure film is the sequel to 2004's Hellboy. Again the characters are based on those in Dark Horse Comics, and actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones reprise their roles as Hellboy, the combustible Liz Sherman, and the amphibian Abe Sapien, respectively. This time around an ancient feud between elves and humans is revived, leading to a huge battle involving 4,900 mechanical warriors.
July 17th, 2012

Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman are ''trying'' to make 'Hellboy 3'.

The Mexican-born director and the 62-year-old actor - who has played the comic book character in the first two movies in the franchise - are keen to return to the studio to create a sequel to 2008 movie 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army'.

Guillermo told Entertainment Weekly: ''I can say publicly that now we are together in trying [to do 'Hellboy 3'].''

Ron admits it would be a ''shame'' he cannot reprise his role as the character in 'Hellboy 3' because the first two films in the franchise have been set up for a third movie.

He said: ''The [first] two movies were really set up to have this unbelievable resolve. Everything that was done in both movies was leading up to this destiny, written in stone, of what Hellboy has been summoned to Earth to do.

''To not do it, particularly in light of the scope that Guillermo is thinking of for the resolve, would be in my mind a little bit of a shame.''

The franchise is based on the 'Hellboy' comic books, which tell the story of the character, a red-skinned demon with a tail, horns - which have been filed off, leaving stumps - cloven hooves and a huge right hand made of stone.

Guillermo and Ron's latest work sees them team up on 2013 sci-fi film 'Pacific Rim', which sees humans deploy giant robots to take on an alien attack threatening Earth's existence.