Comic-Con 2012: Del Torro Inspired To Do Hellboy 3

 A story broke last week in which a six-year old who is battling leukemia made a request for his Make-A-Wish that Hellboy come and visit him. The boy was a huge fan of the films and Perlman donned the costume once again and made a very sick child quite happy. That boys wish came true, but it also had another effect. Guillermo del Toro, director of the first two Hellboy films, says the event was also a factor in helping to bring himself and Perlman together on making a third Hellboy. “I’ve encountered a lot of kids who are fans of the movies,” said del Toro, “but to hear the story of this kid who was watching the movies while going through treatment, it really just moved me a lot.” The director wants everyone to know that he hasn’t yet approached Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on the idea of a Hellboy III, and no studio is signed on yet. However, he says, “We’re going to make an effort to do it. I hope it happens.”