12:57pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Guillermo del Toro Teases 'Hellboy III' on Twitter
Although the original comic book incarnation of Mike Mignola's Hellboy is stuck in hell, his cinematic counterpart might be about to make a surprise comeback, with Guillermo del Toro suddenly teasing fans with the prospect of Hellboy III via his Twitter feed.
With no warning, del Toro asked his followers on Wednesday morning what they thought about a third Hellboy movie, offering two options: "Yes" and "Hell, yes." Resistance, it seems, is not an option. That was followed by a second tweet promising that if the poll received 100,000 votes in 24 hours, he would discuss the project with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman. (The latter has previously teased that he knows what the third movie would include, "and it's bad-ass.")
Informal poll (let's see how many votes we get in 24 hours)— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 18, 2017
The HELLBOY III is our chance to vote the right way in 2017! If 100k votes come in 24 hours I promise to have a sit down w Da Perl & Mignola— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 18, 2017
On Thursday morning, the director announced the poll had reached 100,000 and that he had spoken with Perlman, who is in for the meeting. Next, he will approach the creator of the comic. Who says dreams don't come true?
Past 100K and counting. . https://t.co/vFLUouvqD9— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 19, 2017
I spoke with Ron Perlman. He's in for the sit down. Will approach Mignola next. Will keep you posted. Very moved by your love of pt I & II— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 19, 2017
Jan. 19, 7:23 a.m.: Updated with additional tweets.