The Hellboy reboot has found its Blood Queen. It’s being reported that Milla Jovovich is in final talks to take on the role. The movie was originally said to be titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, but it appears now that they may not be using that subtitle anymore.
Jovovich joins Stranger Things star David Harbour and Deadwood and American Gods star Ian McShane on the cast.
Another actor has signed on to star in the Hellboy reboot, titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, as it’s been announced that Deadwood and American Gods star Ian McShane has joined the cast.
The actor is set to play Professor Broom, the adoptive father of Hellboy. The character was played by the late, great John Hurt in 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy: The Golden Army, both directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman in the title role.
UPDATE: We’ve learned that the title for the reboot will simply be Hellboy, the same as the original 2004 film.
It’s being reported that Lionsgate is in the final stages of negotiations to distribute the Hellboy reboot, titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
The movie already has a star and director set. David Harbour, who is one of the stars of Netflix’s Stranger Things, is set to take over the role of Hellboy; while Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) will direct. The original 2004 movie adaptation and its 2008 sequel, Hellboy: The Golden Army, starred Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Blade II) in the title role with Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak) directing.
The first two film adaptations of Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy comic series, directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman in the title role, were not the greatest financial and critical successes. They did okay, especially Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but not as well as hoped. Still, the movies have a faithful fan following who were upset to learn that instead of a third movie with del Toro and Perlman, the franchise was to be rebooted with Stranger Things star David Harbour taking over for Perlman in what’s currently titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.
So how do you win over those skeptical fans of the original movies, and get them on board with the reboot? Well, a great start is to say it’s going to be R-rated, bloody, and use as little CGI as possible, as director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) said recently.
This year, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army director Guillermo del Toro killed any hopes of releasing Hellboy 3. The director said in a tweet “Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it.” It was unfortunate news for fans who were hoping that a third movie would be released to close out the trilogy. However, there is still some good news for fans who are holding out on a new film about their favorite cigar-chomping red demon.
That’s because a reboot is reportedly in the works, with Stranger Things star David Harbour in talks to play Big Red. Check out more on the story below.