For those who hadn’t heard yet, Ron Perlman recently donned his Hellboy makeup… but it wasn’t to walk onto a film set. It was to spend the day with a boy named Zachary, a six-year-old who had told the Make A Wish Foundation that he wanted to meet the big red guy. That story alone was enough to warm our hearts.
It was also enough to warm Guillermo del Toro’s.
While the Hellboy director has avoided talk of a third film for the past four years, it seems that Perlman’s encounter with Zachary has moved him to action; he has just announced that plans to make Hellboy 3 are now underway. None of the permissions are set, but this is incredible news nonetheless. And we don’t mean because we’re all excited to see how it ends (though of course, we are). What’s incredible is knowing that one little boy’s love made all the difference.
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