For those who have been flooding Guillermo del Toro with letters regarding a third Hellboy installment, I’ve got some bittersweet news for you: You’ve been bested by a six year-old. That‘s the bitter.
The sweet is that the boy, Zachary is a beneficiary of the Make-A-Wish foundation, and his request was twofold: To meet Hellboy and become Hellboy.
Which is totally badass.
He got to do both as Ron Perlman, the man behind the mask, got together with the special effects and makeup folks, sat for four hours, and gave the kid what he wanted. It wasn’t made public what Zachary’s ailment is, but regardless of that info, this is a heartwarming story of someone in Hollywood being nice for a change.
Don’t get used to it.