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Ron Perlman has said he is still down to reprise his role as Hellboy to complete a trilogy - make it happen, Hollywood.
Perlman first played Big Red all the way back in 2004 and then again in the 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, now the actor says he would be keen to round out a trilogy if director Guillermo del Toro is up for it.
Speaking to comicbook.com he said: "There's always a little ember, that lives deep within me, that says maybe one day Guillermo will wake up and go, 'You know what? F***, we need to finish this trilogy'."
However, before you get too excited, Perlman went on to say that he doesn't think it's very likely to happen. Ah, he builds us up just to knock us down.
He added: "But, that's where we were, one film away from finishing.
"But then, every time I see how busy he is and what he's engaging himself in, it doesn't seem like it's realistic. It doesn't seem like it's ever going to happen, but that doesn't prevent me from living in hope."
Perlman also revealed that he was originally approached to star in the recent Hellboy reboot but that he turned it down as he wanted to stay loyal to del Toro.
Stranger Things star David Harbour ended up playing the role, but Perlman said he hasn't actually seen Harbour's version of the character as he reckons he's 'spent enough time immersing [himself] in the world of Hellboy' so he had 'no curiosity' for it. Fair enough.
This isn't the first time Perlman has shown a keen interest in making a third Hellboy movie - he was even imploring Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to throw some cash at the idea all the way back in 2015.
Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: "I could actually see somebody like Jeff going, 'You guys need $120m to make Hellboy? I'm down.' This is the reason I keep touting Hellboy 3 because I think there's somebody out there that's going to agree with me, that we need to finish this trilogy."
When asked why he thinks there's not been a third film, he somewhat sheepishly, responded by saying he won't reveal the reason as 'it'll make too many people uncomfortable'.
The plot thickens, eh?
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