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Hellboy is coming back to the silver screen

Your favourite cigar chomping demon from hell will be back soon on the silver screen – but without del Toro and Perlman anywhere in the project.

There is good news – Hellboy is coming back to the movie theatres with a big screen R-rated reboot in the works. And then there is bad news – both Ron Perlman and Guillermo del Toro have nothing to do with the reboot.

Reportedly, Millenium Films is in talks with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin to officially relaunch the highly acclaimed comic-book turned movie franchise, with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment also set to produce.

A familiar face might don the role of the cigar-chomping demon in the reboot. Apparently, David Harbour of Stranger Things and The Newsroom has been approached for the role. If things fall into place, this will be the third live-action Hellboy movie in the franchise.

David Harbour
David Harbour from Stranger Things will be playing the lead role

Check out the Facebook post from creator Mike Mignola that initially shared the update –

What to make of it

The cult following of Hellboy as a franchise is not something any geek is unaware of. While it is definitely exciting for all Hellboy fans after all these years of waiting and guessing at del Toro’s hints, there is apprehension regarding the series being helmed by a different pair of hands. The original Hellboy and the sequel had a distinct look and feel that might be lost in a differently made reboot.

On the other hand, Neil Marshall and David Harbour come with a really impressive portfolio of work and might bring something to the series that del Toro and Perlman hadn’t before. All we can do is wait for the first teaser/trailer to drop and rest assured, it’ll be on fire in no time!

Arnab Mukherjee

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