MTV reports that Guillermo Del Toro sounds cautious regarding plans for the next installment of the Hellboy series. Coming off a strong showing for Hellboy II: The Golden Army
, Universal does have a tentative timetable for Hellboy 3.
Del Toro told MTV, “We’re three, four years away from anything happening—so I don’t think anyone is, you know, in a big hurry".
The director, who is working on the Lord of the Rings
prequels, The Hobbit
, has already expressed interest in returning to the Hellboy franchise when his schedule clears up. However, Del Toro has given his blessing for another director to take the director’s chair for a potential Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense
spinoff while he is occupied elsewhere.