Give Hellboy a hand!

File this one under “It’s about time!” It seems that visionary director Guillermo del Toro is ready to move on the long-awaited HELLBOY 3. He posted on Twitter, posing the question: “Informal poll (let’s see how many votes we get in 24 hours) Hellboy III” and gave responders the choice between a simple “yes” and a “Hell yes!” He then promised that, if the responses reached “100K” he would have “a serious sit down w Mignola et Perlman!” Did he get enough votes? Probably—but it hardly matters.

Guillermo del Toro wouldn’t be flippant about something like this. He is far too professional. The fact that’s he mentioned it at all means he has already had that meeting with Ron Perlman and character creator Mike Mignola, and that HELLBOY 3 is at least in pre-production. This is cause for celebration for all us fans both of the films and of the comics, who’ve waited patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) all these years to see Hellboy back on the big screen again. Both Del Toro and Ron Perlman have gone on record in the past confirming that the HELLBOY cinematic story was always intended to be a trilogy. It was just a matter of getting all the ducks in the proper row. Now those ducks seem to be lining up.

Make it happen, Guillermo! Hell, yes!