If there is one superhero that both Marvel and DC fans like it’s none other than Hellboy. We have all seen the Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy movies and loved them even though they were not major box-office successes.
Two months ago, Hellboy reboot was announced with Stranger Things star David Harbour and Neil Marshall at the helm. According to a new report, Lionsgate is pitching to distribute the latest installment, the negotiations are underway but the deal hasn’t been struck yet. This is the third studio which will be attached to the franchise but experts believe it may just be the right one.
Mike Mignola, the creator, said that the next movie will be R-rated. In fact, director Neil Marshall revealed that it will be “taking the cuffs off”. The writer of the movie teased that it will be a “darker and more gruesome” version of Hellboy that is never seen before onscreen. Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy: The Golden Army (2008) were rated PG-13 meant for kids, this reboot may just be what the fans have been waiting all along. He also said that they would have loved to see Guillermo del Toro to finish his trilogy but things didn’t work out with him and Ron Perlman.
He didn’t provide specific details of the project, but he said this to Nerdist:
“It’s very dizzying when you’ve been banging this story idea back and forth for all these years, and suddenly you have someone making it. And they’re making it tomorrow! And everyday there’s a new development So Joel Harlow (Logan, Pirates) is doing the makeup effects and just last Friday I went to his shop. I got to see the sculpts of the new version of Hellboy, and then the next day David Harbour was in there doing makeup tests. So it’s very, very exciting. Joel is so excited and so enthusiastic. David is super excited about being Hellboy and he wants to make sure he gets it right. He’s texting me Hellboy questions about his history, about what the character would think about this or about that. It’s really exciting to be back and see this thing come together.”