The upcoming Hellboy reboot will be completely separate from Guillermo Del Toro's films, but Doug Jones, who played Abe Sapien in those movies, recently revealed that that may not have always been the intention.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jones revealed a cameo was discussed early on in production. "There was a chance that a cameo might have happened, but not as things progressed," he said. "I received an offer to do a cameo, but I was deeply immersed in Star Trek: Discovery when that offer came in, so I couldn't do it."
This may come as disappointing news for fans who were hoping to see a nod to the beloved Del Toro Hellboy films. As many members of the original cast -- including Ron Perlman and Selma Blair -- have expressed their displeasure with the film, it seems unlikely any will make an appearance in the reboot.
Arriving on April 12, director Neil Marshall’s Hellboy stars David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Milla Jovovich as Nimue, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio.