– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is one of the filmmakers with a real trademark style and flare. It was that style that he brought to his two Hellboy films, and while he tried his best to get another film off the ground, it just wasn’t meant to be. Ron Perlman is no longer taking on the role, and in his place is Stranger Things star David Harbour.

Up until this point, del Toro has been largely silent on the casting, but in a recent interview with ScreenGeek, he shares a few words when asked his opinion on Harbour’s casting:

“I mean, I like him. I don’t know him and I’m not involved with the movie. But I sure wish them luck, man. He’s a great guy.”

A man of few words, it seems — though we can’t exactly blame him. He put his heart and soul into those other two Hellboy films, and despite his greatest efforts, was not able to get a third one going. He may not have any hard feelings about the whole deal — He is riding high on The Shape of Water reactions, after all — but you never know.

The new reboot is set to star David Harbour, with The Descent Director Neil Marshall at the helm! To top it all off, they’re going for some real R-rated flavor that fans of the comic will likely be happy to see.

Are you still bummed del Toro won’t be involved in this reboot, or are you happy to see it getting made in its current iteration? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: ScreenGeek

  • Smokescreen85

    I still would’ve liked to see del Toro finish his Hellboy trilogy before they moved on to a reboot. But, as the article points out, it just wasn’t meant to be.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Del Toro’s is going to be the Burton films. This next one will be the Schumacher/Kilmer version. After Stranger Things guy refuses to return they will recast with Momoa. After his nipples fail to reinvigorate the franchise it will go dark for years. Then a brilliant film maker will come along and surprise us with Hellboy Begins.

    • randomironicname

      I have so little respect for Momoa’s range that I don’t think he could pull off Hellboy. The role isn’t exactly Hamlet but they would be better off feeding him peanut butter and just dubbing over all his lines.

  • Saranac

    He could of done it if he hadn’t made that stupid robot punching monsters movie. God it was awful.

  • Victor Roa

    ….. okay, I’m gonna press the panic button now. I honestly think Neil Marshall makes some great late night movies with friends to root and cheer for like Doomsday or Decent movies that had NO EXPECTATIONS. Del Toro and Mignola have a cult fallowing so not having them on board…. and even just distancing themselves like it’s a plagued leopard just really give me a bad feeling as a Hellboy fan.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.