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Actors are often portrayed as a vain, selfish lot; an impression they don’t always attempt to undermine.
So, imagine my surprise to hear that Ron Perlman endured four hours in the makeup chair to once again become Hellboy, not to film a sequel to Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but to make a wish come true.
The wish Perlman worked to realize was that of a little boy named Zachary, who’s undergoing treatment for leukemia.
His desire was to meet and become Hellboy.
It was facilitated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Spectral Motion, the special effects house that worked on both Hellboy films, among many others.
This is why Ron Perlman is a class act, whom I can’t wait to see in Hellboy III, a class act all the way.
And in reference to that Hellboy sequel, it could happen. It earned $165 million on an $85 million budget, so as long as Perlman and Guillermo Del Toro want it to happen, it probably would.