Hey there ladies and gentelnerds! What’s crack-a-lackin! Does anybody say that anymore?! Ah, who gives a shit!
Wasabi folks! Just the other day I finally got my hands on the 3-disc Special Edition of “HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY” which happens to be my favorite out of the two. As I always do with the SE versions of my favorite movies, I jumped into the Special Features! Learning all the behind the scenes info that I can get.
In doing so, I grew a much more fonder appreciation for Hellboy 2. And it made me realize a few things… WE NEED A FUCKING HELLBOY 3!!!
Unfortunately! Mr. Del Torro wants a bazillion, trillion, gazillion dollars to bring His “VISION” to life! And the studio isn’t quite down with that. If your asking why is that? It’s pretty simple. As awesome as the two films were, neither were the financial success the studio hoped it would be. They didn’t exactly ‘Lose’ money. But they didn’t get much back in returns.
So! This begs the question.. “What should they do with Hellboy, until Del Toro compromises on his budget?!” My thoughts?.. EXPAND THE UNIVERSE!
Hellboy, Liz and Abe, are not the ONLY characters within Mike Mignola’s HBU! The introduction of Johann in the last film could have just been the start of introducing more characters.
Also! THE B.P.R.D!
Has been around for many, many years, within the comics. Although they didn’t become known or operated as such, until the discovery of Hellboy. But he was a child throughout the early years of the B.P.R.D and a AGENTS OF SHIELD type show would actually benefit such an idea. (What network could possible produce such a show?) I don’t know.. FX maybe.. Del Toro already has a relationship with the network with his current thing, THE STRAIN. Better yet! A B.P.R.D show would work great on NETFLIX! Because they can push it just a bit further with the types of stories they could tell.
Granted.. HELLBOY has had some animated films that came out after the first and last film.
Although, neither had any direct relation to either film. Plus! They weren’t that good… In my opinion. At least the one I did get to see. Not very good. Had its moments.. But overall.. Eh!
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS and RELATIVITY PICTURES own the rights to Hellboy on film. I believe Relativity is currently going through some financial problems, (if I’m not mistaken) And as of right now.. 2015 belongs to Universal. They’ve made so much money this year it’s astounding! “JURASSIC WORLD” “FAST 7” are just two to name, and both have made the studio billions. I mean, BILLIONS!! Of dollars. And 2015 isn’t even over yet. However! They don’t seem to realize.. They are among the few studios that don’t own the rights to a BIG Super-Hero franchise! Yes, they have a claim to HULK! But that’s only if MARVEL STUDIOS decides to do a Hulk stand alone film. Which isn’t anytime soon.. I believe they may still have NAMOR.. But they’re not going anywhere with that. What they DO have.. Is by far the most unique Super-Hero ever created!! HELLBOY!
There really are so many things they can do to Reinvigorate the Love fans have for this character!
Now.. This is just me.. But perhaps Del Toro is probably trying to sweet talk Universal into HB3, by making them a shit ton of money with things like PACIFIC RIM 2! And then come back and say “See! I did this awesome movie. Made you a lot of money.. Let me do my movie! Let me make HB3 with the budget I asked for.. And I’ll keep making you money!” But! I could be wrong..
HOWEVER!… I LOVE Del Toro and the work he put in to HB, HB2! He put his heart and soul into those films… But do we REALLY need him to do HB3!? Can’t Universal just find another director? Have Del Toro write and produce. But have someone else close this story out within the Budget they can provide. Universal really needs to give Hellboy his due! THIS story needs to see its end!
WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH LIZ AND HELLBOY’S KIDS!!! For fucks sake!! Del Toro needs to really sit back, and reconsider his damn budget! He pulled off some really amazing things for Hellboy 2 with the modest budget of 85 million. Does he really need 250?!? Geez man! STAY FOCUSED!
Anyway.. Once all is said and done.. I wouldn’t be against a reboot of some kind. Anything to get Hellboy back on the big screen!
Thats gonna do it for me folks! Let me know what you think? Would you want a Hellboy 3? Would you be happy with a reboot? Or do you just not care?! LET ME KNOW! Subscribe to the blog and leave a comment below. Hit me ups on the interwebs! Thx for reading.
So, until next time folks… Peace out!