With his gothic haunted house romance Crimson Peak now in cinemas, speculation will naturally turn to which of the many movies on his crowded slate director Guillermo del Toro will move on to. Specifically, the oft rumoured possibility of him wrapping up the Hellboy trilogy begun way back in 2004.
The last we heard of the apocalyptic demon and his red Right Hand of Doom on the big screen, the suggestion was that studio Legendary Pictures, the people behind Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim (along with this year's biggest movie Jurassic World), would wait until after Pacific Rim 2 to see whether it was worth backing Del Toro's long cherished desire for Hellboy III.
However, Legendary's recent announcement that the monsters vs. robots sequel was being "indefinitely delayed" means that the director has to rethink his next step. Whether this makes another Hellboy movie more likely or less is up for debate, but it certainly won't stop rumours. So, perhaps it's time to wonder just what might be in a third Hellboy movie.
Del Toro's Hellboy is, of course, a very different beast from comic creator Mike Mignola's. With Mignola's blessing and collaboration, the movies have happily carved out their own niche in which Del Toro delivers on what makes the original great, but also produced his own thing. But even bearing that in mind, there are a few things from the comics that it would be good to see in the third film.