For years, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has been trying to get a third Hellboy movie off the ground. The two films he directed featuring Ron Perlman in the titular role were modestly successful at the box office but have since amassed a cult following of fans desperate to see del Toro complete this as a trilogy.
Another Hellboy movie is on the way, but it won’t be a continuation of the two del Toro films, but rather a reboot. Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones and The Descent) is directing the film and Stranger Things star David Harbour will play the titular hero.
Many fans were initially disappointed that del Toro and Perlman were not returning to complete their story. That’s understandable, especially since those two films are some of the most underrated and inventive comic book films in recent memory.
But if you were to ask del Toro about his thoughts on the upcoming reboot, he seems interested to see where this new version of the character is taken. Del Toro told THR about his thoughts on the new project:
“I don’t own Hellboy, Mike [Mignola] does. So, you know, he is the father of the character and if he wants to reboot it, it’s perfectly fine. I got to make two – that’s two more than I thought I would get to make … So you know, as far as I’m concerned god speed and god bless.”
It is nice to see that he is giving this new reboot his blessing. As nice as it would have been to see his Hellboy III, let’s hope that Marshall and Harbour will create something special with this one.
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Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen will hit theaters in 2018.