While Guillermo Del Toro would rather stay quiet about the Hellboy reboot for several undisclosed reasons, there is one thing he really likes about it: the new actor playing the character, David Harbour.
Talking with Screen Geek, the elephant in the room came up when an interviewer asked him about the Hellboy reboot. Del Toro tried to campaign for a third movie for years, but that ultimately didn’t work out, most likely leaving the reboot a sore point of discussion. However, he did speak highly of David Harbour (Stranger Things) joining the cast as the title character:
“…I like him. I don’t know him and I’m not involved with the movie. But I sure wish them luck, man. He’s a great guy.”
Del Toro also joked, when prompted, that as much as he likes Harbour in Stranger Things, Harbour has a really tough act to follow considering how beloved Ron Perlman’s take on the character is. If nothing else, the makeup team did an awesome job on bringing Hellboy to life again, so hopefully his performance will be as strong as the costume looks.
Hellboy will raise Hell at an unspecified point in the future. The movie’s cast includes David Harbour as Anung Un Rama (Hellboy), Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, Daniel Dae Kim as Benjamin Daimio, and Milla Jovovich as Nimue (The Blood Queen). An actor for the role of Abe Sapien has not yet been cast.
Source: Screen Geek
10 Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!