For the past nine years, Hellboy fans have been patiently waiting and hoping against hope that Guillermo del Toro might be able to rally the troops for one last Hellboy movie starring Ron Perlman. Alas, after meeting with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola earlier this year Del Toro reported that a final decision had been made and that it was not to be. Mignola was quick to clarify that the news did not mean Hellboy had no future on the big screen, however. Now this week it appears that his master plan has been set in motion and there will indeed be a new Hellboy movie without any involvement from Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman. Something tells me fans will be very conflicted over this announcement. Hit the jump for the full scoop.
According to THR, Millennium Entertainment is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin to relaunch the Hellboy movie franchise. Neil Marshall (The Descent) is in talks to direct the new movie from a script by Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden (the Buffy the Vampire Slayer video games) and Mignola himself. The reboot would be tentatively titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
While Marshall may have enough genre cred to serve as a suitable replacement for Del Toro, the real question is who can possibly step into the boots of Ron Perlman? Well, apparently Stranger Things star David Harbour is in talks to take on the lead role. Harbour was nearly cast as Cable in Deadpool 2 last month, but the role ended up going to Josh Brolin instead. What do you think? Do you have any interest in a new Hellboy movie without Del Toro and Perlman or is this just adding insult to injury?