Any fan of the Hellboy films would love to see director Guillermo del Toro team up with actor Ron Perlman again. Perlman played the title character, Hellboy, a demon fighting for good for the U.S. Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), based on Mike Mignola’s comic book series. We might just get our wish of a del Toro-Perlman team-up… but with a different film.
In an interview with TwitchFilm, Perlman hints on appearing in del Toro’s upcoming monster-and mechs movie, Pacific Rim, with Legendary Pictures:
Q: Are you going to pop up in Pacific Rim, the new film by your buddy Guillermo del Toro and starring your Sons of Anarchy cast mate, Charlie Hunnam?
Ron Perlman: I sure hope so. I am not at liberty to give that notion any credence nor am I denying it. I can only say, “I sure hope so.” Only time will tell. And, at some point, there will be an announcement that Ron is – or isn’t – in that movie. [laughs]
Q: I’m smiling very big right now.
Ron Perlman: Me, too… me, too. *cue majestic and triumphant music here*
Sounds promising, no? Personally, I’m still rooting for Hellboy III, but I’m glad any time del Toro and Perlman work together!
[Above: Ron Perlman as Hellboy]
Pacific Rim takes place in the year 2025, in the twelfth year of the ongoing war against the alien monsters that have set themselves up in the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Clifton Collins, Jr. The script was written by Travis Beacham.
Pacific Rim is slated to hit theaters on July 12th, 2013.