By Travis Martin
While director Guillermo del Toro and actor Ron Perlman tried to make the third one happen, “Hellboy” will be returning but as a reboot. Mike Mignola, the comic creator of Hellboy, announced via Facebook that the franchise will be rebooted but with an R-Rating from Millennium under the working title “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.“ However, neither del Toro or Perlman will be returning for the project.
Instead, Neil Marshall will be directing the film with actor David Harbour taking on the role of the demonic monster hunter. Marshall is known for directing films like “Dog Soldiers,“ “The Descent,” “Doomsday,“ and “Centurion along with directing episodes of “Game of Thrones,“ “Hannibal,” and “Westworld.“ Meanwhile, Harbour has been in numerous film and television roles but is best known for his role as sheriff Jim Hooper in Netflix‘s “Stranger Things.“
Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment will produce with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin. Mignola has a script with Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden. There is currently no release date for “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.”