In a move that has surprised many, Hellboy will be returning to the big screen. The reason that it is such a surprise is that Ron Perlman won’t be donning the red make up in the role and Guillermo Del Toro will not be returning to direct!
In many people’s eyes, Perlman was the perfect Hellboy and Del Toro translated some brilliant comic stories to screen adding his unique visual flair. While rumours of a third film have been floating around for years, this announcement seemed to have come out of nowhere and caught a lot of people off guard. Presumably it’s not going to be a sequel but we do have some details already.
The reported title of the new film is Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. I haven’t read a Hellboy story for years so I have no idea what this title might be suggesting, or even if it is a story from the comics. To be directed by Neil Marshall (Dog Soliders, The Descent), our new Hellboy will be David Harbour who recently played Sherriff Hopper in the Netflix show Stranger Things.
This if nothing else should get you excited as Harbour is a great dramatic actor but can also nail dark humour, perfect for a demonic comic book characters. He has already had a brush with the comic book movie world, having appeared in 2016’s Suicide Squad. I cannot wait to see him done the horns for this film.
Rumoured to be starting production this autumn we may seen some concept art, set photos sooner rather than later.
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