The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Ian McShane will portray Professor Trevor Bruttenholm in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen film.
Professor Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm (who was originally portrayed by the late John Hurt in the first two Hellboy films) is often seen as Hellboy’s adoptive father and plays an integral role in “Big Red’s” life as well as in the formation of the B.P.R.D. in the original film and the source material. Bruttenholm has even starred in some of his own comic stories, most notably in B.P.R.D.: 1946, B.P.R.D.: 1947, and B.P.R.D.: 1948 which establishes much of the Hellboy mythos for the entire Hellboy series.
McShane can currently be seen as Mr. Wednesday in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods on Starz. After a long career in England, McShane first came to prominence in the United States after his role as Al Swearengen on HBO’s Deadwood and he has continued to work in a variety of genres, ranging from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to John Wick.
Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen will be directed by Neil Marshall and is scheduled for a 2018 release. Blood Queen will also star Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the title character.
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