It seems like only yesterday we heard the news that we wouldn’t be getting a third installment in the Hellboy movie series, and while it looks like Ron Perlman and Guillermo del Toro will not be returning to the franchise any time soon, we will be getting more of the comic book hero in the form of a reboot.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola hit social media earlier this week to confirm that his creation will hit the big screen once again, this time with Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) at the helm, and Stranger Things (Jim Hopper) star David Harbour as Hellboy himself.
Millennium is currently in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin for the R-rated reboot, with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson also coming on as producer. Should the deal go through, Hellboy would join the recent R-rated superhero trend that includes smash hits Logan and Deadpool.
By the looks of things, Hellboy will wind up with three production companies in three movies—the first two del Toro projects has Sony and Universal Studios behind them, and now Millennium looks to be the next studio taking its turn at the big red comic book character.
The first Hellboy movie made $60 million domestically and $40 million overseas, with the second film being the biggest opening of del Toro’s career until the release of Pacific Rim. The fanfare for the Golden Army was cut short, however, as the mega Blockbuster The Dark Knight hit theaters only six days later.
Marshall is now working on developing a script alongside Aron Coleite of NBC’s Heroes. He will also be acting as a producer for the film.
Are you excited about a new Hellboy movie? What do you think about David Harbour starring as Hellboy?