FILM NEWS: Never Say Never When It Comes To Anung Un Rama

Over the last few days, the Internet has been abuzz with the latest AMAZING news and AWESOME rumours to emanate from the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. OMG!

Since Thursday, Marvel have announced their planned “Phase Two” of superhero movies – Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy (which, for my money, looks like a bad cross between John Carter and Green Lantern) and Edgar Wright’s long awaited Ant-Man; Peter Jackson has teased a third Hobbit film, having asked for the funds to film more footage; and Neill Blomkamp’s been busy débuting the first footage from Elysium. Nothing, however, has been quite as exciting as Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman’s supposed change of heart on the topic of Hellboy III.

At the event to promote their upcoming monsters vs. robot movie, Pacific Rim, del Toro and Perlman were asked by Entertainment Weekly if the latter’s recent involvement with Make A Wish Foundation – where he once again donned the prosthetics and costume to meet a young boy battling leukaemia – had changed their minds about pursuing a third film in their Hellboy franchise. Guilermo del Toro was quick to point out that they do not have a greenlight from the studio, and have not yet discussed the film with character creator Mike Mignola (who, understandably, would quite like to tell the story himself first), but Perlman was far from shy when it came to his own reasons for wanting to re-affix the horns.

“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.”

While this is still far from an official announcement, it is certainly a step in the right direction after Perlman spoke publically of his reluctance to return to the make-up chair, and del Toro added another life-time’s worth of projects to his already busy schedule. Indeed, it was beginning to look as though Hellboy II: The Golden Army – superb though it might have been – would mark the premature end of a fantastic franchise. But it seems that they’re now “together in trying that endeavour”, and you can’t ask for much more than that.

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About popcornaddiction
I am a psychology graduate, a News Writer for HeyUGuys/BestforFilm and, most importantly, a hopeless popcorn addict.

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