A couple weeks back, Mike Mignola announced the real reason Guillermo del Toro’s fan-supported Hellboy 3 was officially DOA — an R-rated reboot is in the works, directed by Neil Marshall with Stranger Things‘s David Harbour attached to star. While many are undoubtedly bummed that Ron Perlman won’t get one final film to bring his version of Big Red’s story to a close, the prospect of a “darker, more gruesome” horror-tinged fresh start is certainly enticing. And while he’s undoubtedly disappointed he won’t be donning the giant arm one more time, Perlman himself sounds both polite and encouraging about the whole situation.
“David Harbour is a good dude,” Perlman said during a panel at this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con. “I wish him nothing but the best when it comes to the retooling of HB.”
As for what was planned for the Hellboy 3 that will never be, Perlman explained that he and del Toro planned a large-scale sendoff for the character. “The third one was meant to be epic and conclusive and a resolve for all these, almost, Greek oracle promises of the destiny of Hellboy. It would’ve made for a really good movie, I think.”
While early promo art has already begun to surface, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen has yet to receive a release date.
(via Dread Central)