Date: 14th July 2014
Guillermo Del Toro has admitted that the appearance of a third film in the popular comic book-to-big-screen movie series is ‘almost impossible’.
The ‘Pacific Rim’ helmsman dealt the bombshell during an AMA session on Reddit at the weekend.
Ron Perlman, who plays the red devil himself, has been keeping fans’ hope alive with the odd bit of positive spin.
Only last month he said: "I’d like to finish it. I’d like for there to be a third film because the first two films were set up for this huge resolve and he already understands what that resolve will look like."
But it seems the man behind the camera is now considerably less optimistic.
Asked whether a third film was looking likely, Del Toro said: "It is a question that I myself ask of the world many times, but we have gone through basically every studio and asked for financing, and they are not interested."
Source: Press Release