There has been talk of a third Hellboy for almost a decade now. In fact, back in February Guillermo del Toro, director of the two films, broke all of our hearts when he said there was a 100% chance Hellboy 3 would never happen. He was right.
In what will be one of the biggest stories of the year, Mike Mignola, creator of the “Hellboy” comics, took to his socials to break the news that they’re rebooting the franchise with Neil Marshall at the helm. The news didn’t stop there as he revealed that David Harbour of “Stranger Things” fame (pictured below) would be starring as the title character! Update: THR had some additional info, including the film’s working title: Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
Oh, and it will be “R”-rated!
Marshall is a genre favorite among Bloody Disgusting readers, having broken onto the scene with Dog Soldiers in 2002 and his horrific The Descent back 2005. He’s since gone on to direct Doomsday and episodes of “Hannibal”, “Game of Thrones”, and even “Westworld”.
While David Harbour became a household name as Jim Hopper in Netflix’s “Stranger Things”, he’s also starred in End of Watch, Quantum of Solace, Suicide Squad, among many more.
Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen is being executive produced by Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Carl Hampe.
Ron Perlman starred in the 2004 Hellboy (pictured top) as a demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, who grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. Perlman and del Toro reteamed in 2008 with Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Together they grossed over $250 million at the box office, an underwhelming number considering the $150 million combined budget, not including marketing costs. A reboot is welcomed, although we’ll always have a special place in our heart for Perlman’s interpretation of the character.