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HELLBOY has become something that fans have really latched onto. From graphic novels, to the big screen, the character is most certainly a staple in entertainment.
Back in February we learned that a third HELLBOY film would Not be happening with Guillermo del Toro as director and Ron Perlman as the titular character.
Fast forward to now and the HELLBOY reboot is currently filming at Millennium with Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT) directing and David Harbour (STRANGER THINGS) starring n the titular role. HELLBOY: RISE OF THE BLOOD QUEEN was the working title, but now film will simply be called HELLBOY.
Three more cast members have been revealed.
Sophie Okonedo will play Lady Hatton, who is a resident seer at the Osiris Club.
Alistair Petrie plays Lord Adam Glaren, who is a high ranking member of the club who is dedicated to uncovering supernatural mysteries.
Brian Gleeson will play Merlin, who is a wizard.
Other cast members include Ian McShane as Hellboy's mentor Professor Broom, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as the elder witch Ganeida, Daniel Dae Kim as Major Ben Daimio, and Milla Jovovich as Nimue, Queen of Blood.
“Hellboy, along with his team of paranormal researchers, trying to save the world from a medieval sorceress who wants to destroy humankind.”
David Harbour previously spoke about reboot saying:
“It’s a whole new thing. I’d always been a fan of the comics and there’s a darker tone to it and I think in the climate we have now there’s kind of a darker… a desire for more of that… the script is good and this guy Neil Marshall is directing who’s really good and the aesthetic is great.”
Harbour then spoke of the Hellboy character:
“It’s a character that I love, and sort of in the way, I think Mike [Mignola] and a bunch of other people saw me in ‘Stranger Things’ and wanted me to play Hellboy and I think he has some parallels to him. I think he’s another complicated anti-hero who is not strictly good or bad, he’s just trying to do the right thing. I think he’s a demon, he’s crazy, and he’s also sweet and vulnerable and neurotic […] so there’s a lot of complexity there.”
“So often, the superhero movies can be really fun and I want this to be really fun, but I also want it to be more of a character piece and more about this dude’s struggle. I think it could be interesting. I don’t know, I just hope we make a good movie. We’ll see. You be the judge!"
The script was written by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Darkhorse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson will be producing.
The HELLBOY reboot will be rated R and is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters January 11th 2019.