Selma Blair has opened up about the upcoming Hellboy reboot to be helmed by Neil Marshall. Blair played the pyrokinetic Liz Sherman in Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but her character won’t be appearing in the reboot. At one point, Blair was prepping for a third Hellboy film, so she’s understandably critical of the reboot.
“God, you know, people are fans of Hellboy and also fans of Guillermo,” Blair said in an interview with CinemaBlend. “So part of us, the ones that were so loyal to Guillermo, our hearts are broken that it didn’t work out with the greatest third installment ever written that I wish I could play more than anything in the world. But I truly hope that Mike Mignola has his vision out there for the darker Hellboy come to light, and I’m sure he will, and David Harbour is excellent and everyone involved, but no my heart is broken.”
Marshall’s Hellboy will take on the Blood Queen storyline. Milla Jovovich will play Nimue, an ancient sorceress and Hellboy’s primary antagonist, in the film. David Harbour will play the eponymous big red demon.
Debuting in theaters on Jan. 1, Hellboy is directed by Neil Marshall and 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.
(via Entertainment Weekly)
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