Hellboy creator Mike Mignola has announced on his Facebook page (and according to The Hollywood Reporter) that Hellboy will return for another big-screen adventure, this time an R-rated reboot directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, Dog Soldiers, The Descent) and starring David Harbour (Stranger Things) as the title character.
This news comes after reports this past February that Guillermo del Toro would not be making the third film in his series. Ron Perlman played Hellboy in the 2004 film and it’s 2008 sequel.
According to Mignola, “While we were watching Stranger Things my wife said ‘Now THAT guy should play Hellboy.’ And about two weeks later the producer called to suggest him.”
The film has the working title, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and has a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.