Earlier this year, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola stated on twitter that Hellboy 3 was not going to move forward with original series director Guillermo del Toro. At that time, it was assumed that this meant an end to the lovable red devil on the silver screen, but today Hellboy fans have a reason to celebrate.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Millennium is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for a new installment that would reboot and relaunch the property. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is also producing.”
Although fans are certainly upset to see del Toro exit the Hellboy film universe, the announcement of director Neil Marshall’s involvement is certainly a good sign. Marshall is best known for the Descent (one of the best horror movies in the last 20 years) and has recently directed two episodes of Game of Thrones and an episode of Westworld among others. As of now, the film “…has a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and has a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.”
David Harbour, one of the adult stars of Stranger Things, is in talks to play the lead character. It is also rumored to be an R-rated film, following in the recent “R-rated super hero” footsteps of Deadpool and Logan.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information about Hellboy’s film prospects and his continued adventures in his original comic form.