The return of Hellboy in theaters will be music to the ears of many fans of the comics and movies. While that in and of itself is surely welcomed, those involved in the remake have changed from the old crew that brought us the 2004 live-action title and the sequel Hellboy: The Golden Army.
That might change the public perception somewhat as Stranger Things star David Harbour is set to reprise the big red anti-hero from Ron Perlman. Then there is the matter of director Guillermo del Toro, whose demands for a third installment were too overbearing for the studio as they appear to appoint Neil Marshall from The Descent and Game of Thrones fame.
No Regulars For R-Rated Romp
Comic book creator Mike Mignola took to Facebook to outline what had been agreed so far, including the lead star, the director and the rating that will have audiences excited about the range they can play with.
"Okay, here's some news," remarked Magnola. "There IS going to be another HELLBOY MOVIE. It's going to be an R rated reboot directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game Of Thrones) and staring David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Hellboy. More news to come soon."
Studio company Millennium is believed to be creating the adaptation as Mignola helped craft the screenplay alongside Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden. Dark Horse Entertainment producing duo Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin will be working on the project behind the scenes.
Feuding Partners Still Lingers In Hellboy's Ignominious Conclusion
Earlier in the year, Guillermo del Toro had said on record that Hellboy 3 was dead, buried and cremated - never to be seen or heard from again. Taking to social media to make the news his own, del Toro killed it then and there.
"Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w(ith) all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it."
Angered by this public toy throwing exercise after the studio failed to agree terms on a budget for his third feature of a trilogy, Mignola said that del Toro could have made it a possibility if he left the squabbling behind closed doors.
"I was not very happy with the way he did that, just publishing a Tweet," said Mignola. "I would have been very pleased to see Guillermo with Ron Perlman, who has played Hellboy on the screen since 2004, and discussing this sequel. Ron and I had seen each other. Then, Guillermo made this (show) on the Internet."