9:04pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Hellboy 3': Ron Perlman Nixes Idea of Crowdfunding Campaign
Ron Perlman really wants to do a third Hellboy movie, but not enough to ask fans to pay for it.
Perlman described himself as "very, very surprised" by the fan response to a recent tweet in which he said that he wanted a third installment of the Guillermo del Toro-directed movie series based on Mike Mignola's comic book series during an interview with Digital Spy. "I just sent it out like I send out most of my tweets, you know, just as a goof," he said.
"It started off a week's worth of incredible feedback and enthusiasm and passion, which kind of surprised me and humbled me, and it's still going," Perlman admitted. Asked if he was interested in using that enthusiasm to power a crowdfunding campaign, however, his response was simple.
"I wouldn't want to be involved in a crowdfunding [campaign]," he said. "I don't think it's the fans' job to fund a movie, I think it's up to the people who do it professionally. I think it's the fans' job to sit back and buy popcorn and coke and watch the movie and enjoy it."
Somewhere, Rob Thomas is feeling the urge to disagree about that — if not a number of Hellboy fans who would be willing to put their money where their mouths are to see how the story ends. (Spoiler: the comics are about to deal with that very subject.)