Pretty much right after the opening weekend for Sony’s Hellboy (review) they announced that a sequel would eventually happen. Guillermo del Toro sounds like he’s still attached to the project and a few stars are contractually obliged to return. Jeffrey Tambor, who played BPRD agent Dr. Tom Manning, is psyched for a sequel- read on for the story…“Jeffrey Tambor, who played BPRD agent Dr. Tom Manning in this year’s hit Hellboy movie, told SCI FI Wire that he is signed for a sequel and is eager to return. “I am signed,” Tambor said in an interview. “Whether they pick that up, I think they will, thank God I’m alive. Some people didn?t make it, you know what I mean? Thank God there was that last little thing they filmed [where I'm] going, ‘Hello? Hello?’” Tambor’s character was left trapped deep inside a mountain at the end of the first Hellboy movie, but apparently survived.
In Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of Mike Mignola’s supernatural graphic novel series, Tambor played a surly agent who was the nemesis of fellow BPRD agent Hellboy, a demon rescued from hell during World War II and trained as a federal investigator of the paranormal. Revolution Studios has already announced plans for a sequel, which is in development, with del Toro again at the helm and Ron Perlman again starring as Hellboy.
“I hope it works out in terms of scheduling,” Tambor said. Tambor is currently a regular on the Fox TV series Arrested Development and will next appear as the voice of King Neptune in the upcoming animated SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. “I don’t know where they are, but it was so much fun,” he said. “I’m sort of that way. It’s just interesting just talking about it.”