Guillermo Del Toro Will Not Direct ‘Hellboy 3’ Says Mike Mignola

The creator of this popular comic book and film character says that the director will be dead before he finishes all of the movies he currently has lined up.

Guillermo del Toro will not direct Hellboy 3
Guillermo del Toro will not direct Hellboy 3
If you are one of the many fans of Hellboy II: The Golden Army that have been patiently waiting for director Guillermo del Toro to return to this universe, you can forget it. Creator of the Hellboy comic book and franchise Mike Mignola claims that the director will never step behind the lens of a third chapter. In fact, Guillermo del Toro will most likely be dead before he finishes all the projects that stand in the way of a third Hellboy at this point in time.

This is what Mike Mignola had to say about the non-existent possibilities of another Hellboy sequel ever being directed by Guillermo del Toro.

"Last I heard he said he would not make it. Guillermo -- who I love -- in every interview there's a new story on what his next movie is and he honestly believes he's going to do all these things. But last I heard, he said 'I'm never gonna get back to Hellboy. I'm not surprised because he won't live long enough to do a tenth of the movies he's told me he's going to make. I can't imagine him making a Hellboy 3. He's very enthusiastic and says he's going to do all these things....ummm....he's cute [laughed]."

Guillermo del Toro's next movie will be Pacific Rim. It is not known at this point if another director will take over the Hellboy franchise, or if it is officially kaput.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army was released July 11th, 2008 and stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander, James Dodd, Seth MacFarlane, Luke Goss, Anna Walton. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Hellboy was released April 2nd, 2004 and stars Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden, Jeffrey Tambor, Doug Jones, Brian Steele. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Sources: Daily Blam!
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Comments (38)

  1. moviegeek

    Del Toro was the only reason to watch these films. without him, it will lose its edge.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    I got excited when I saw his name, only to find out he will not direct it. This pretty much ruined my day..............

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Damn i want to see some Hellboy babies. Well I nominate John Farvou

    4 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  4. Salem6777

    well this movie is f*cked

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  5. Josh

    Alfonso Cuaron might be a good choice to do a third film, assuming Del Toro doesn't go back, but as I said I wouldn't count him out. Even if he doesn't direct, there's a good chance he would act as producer, as this franchise was kind of his baby to begin with.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  6. Ryan Moran

    ohhh will lets hope the pic a good director to take his place

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  7. WongFu

    I actually enjoyed his two cartoon films as well, I saw both of them on TV.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. skywise

    well at least he gave us a nice asthetic and format that is a good jump off point for many other talented directors. I loved his Hellboys tho and this is sad news. Not surprising, but sad all the same.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. Justhim_sir

    it's ok, there are other good directors out there.

    4 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  10. Tha Phoenix

    @McCartney @ejk1

    LOL. Yes, I was too upset to even finish it off. I simply left it where it was. :D

    4 years agoby @thaphoenixFlag

  11. Dan

    If @comicbookfan was here, he'd be mighty pissed.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  12. Avian

    I loved Golden Army.

    4 years agoby @avian005Flag

  13. Jamie Peterson

    I think thats a bit harsh for him to say. I've enjoyed the universe emensely because its so far out there. His designs are like nothing that has ever been seen on film. He's a true auteur. If he doesn't come back to Hellboy perhaps its for the best. Still one can look at the girth of the man and see that it won't be long before he kills himself if he doesn't get in shape. Of course the same could be said of me. Yet I'm still rather savelt. Just saying.

    4 years agoby @jamie-petersonFlag

  14. Major Tom

    @shuabert So I've heard. I've had the intention to watch it for quite some time, just haven't had a clear spot in my schedule.

    4 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  15. Josh

    @movie-nut Golden Army is great. Better than the first, IMO.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. Major Tom

    @ejk1 I was also surprised that @thaphoenix didn't pack his martini!

    Back on topic, this isn't affecting me as much as others, but that's probably because I haven't seen Golden Army yet.

    4 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  17. The Knight Has Risen

    @k-man What a c*nt.

    4 years agoby @thehost91Flag

  18. ejk1

    Wow. I can't believe this. I never thought it would happen. Hell, I'm willing to bet that no one saw this coming. I mean, who would've thought that @thaphoenix would get so upset, that he couldn't sip his martini? I for one, am flummoxed :P

    As for this news, I'm with @shuabert especially in regards to his second sentence. Hell, I didn't care that much for the sequel, but the moment in Witches Lair made me amped up for the third film. Not doing it would be a waste.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  19. K-Man

    @thehost91 - Why? Because I have an opinion like everyone else? Oh, I get it, you are still crying over yesterday......bahaha. What a child!!

    F*ck off, douche.

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  20. Josh

    The hell with that. He clearly intended to do a trilogy or he wouldn't have set up so many seeds for it in the first two films. I sincerely hope he does finish off the series with a final film, because his style and tone are perfect for this character.

    4 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  21. SomethingMore

    That's bad!

    4 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  22. Tha Phoenix

    Guillermo isn't directing?

    *packs sh*t up and leaves*

    4 years agoby @thaphoenixFlag

  23. WongFu

    I bet if Ron was wearing his Hell Boy suit he'll say to you @k-man: You wanna eat your words or shall I turn you into my pet, either way I'll be the one that that calls the shots.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  24. thedude-abides

    @k-man I've tried to curtail my responses recently after taking some heat for my feelings regarding Green Lantern, but you just brought a smile to my face. I agree 100% with everything you said. Well put, friend.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  25. Dan


    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Let;s see what happens. I'm up for another Hellboy, with or without him...

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. Gandoff

    @k-man I agree that he has alot of great films to work on and to come out. But I 100% dissagree on your assessment of Hellboy as a character. Hellboy is the ultimate "Sin or Sinner" character. Imagine Satan with a heart, and a soul. Hellboy is to a point the embodiement of evil. But chooses to be the figure of good. I hounestly thought he was lame myself until I watched the first movie. He does look way over the top. But just becouse he dosnt wear a cap, fly, or shoot beams of fire from his eyes, dosnt make him even less of a kool character once you break down his parts.

    4 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  28. K-Man

    Good.....Hellboy is one of the lamest characters ever created and its been a terrible waste of Guillermo's talent. Glad to see he is finally dead set on other projects! I am amped for Pacific Rim and In the Mountains of Madness. Assuming Pacific Rim is half of what I think it will be, I can guarantee Mountains will be green lit as soon as it's released. After that we have both Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein to look forward well as a possible re-imagining of The Witches. So that is one hell of a lineup of "possible" future films by Guillermo. I dont know about the rest of you......but I'm friggin excited to see what he does with all those!!!

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  29. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    dang that friggin sucks,Such a shame that he's leaving the trilogy unfinished. the better get someone lse pretty quick as Perlman isint gettin any younger and he's done such an amzing job as Hellboy def of the most likeable comic movie characters due to his amazing performance.

    4 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

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