Hellboy fans are getting this much closer to the reboot of the devilish character. “Stranger Things” star David Harbour has now confirmed to Variety that he has indeed finished filming the reboot of the “Hellboy” franchise in which he takes on the title role over from Ron Perlman.
Neill Marshall is directing the project, previously titled “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen,” based on Mike Mignola’s iconic comics. Harbour got into fighting shape for the film and spoke of the difficulty preparing for it: “It was hard. I’m 40 years old, and I’m running around punching giants.”
Of course, his Stranger Things character is not so fit. With the movie recently wrapping, Harbour is welcoming the chance to get his dad bod back so he can play Chief Hopper again in “Stranger Things” saying: “I’ve already started the donut training. Six donuts a day. We’ll get there, folks.”
Following a troubled start since being announced last year, the dust finally seems to have settled around a new era of Hellboy. After Guillermo del Toro crafted his two cult movies Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), there were fevered talks that Ron Perlman might once again play the muscular menace and round off del Toro’s intended trilogy. However, there was some major backlash when it was announced that Mignola was starting from scratch and Marshall was aiming for a hard R-rating for the world of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
Though the filming is over, it will spend the entire run of 2018 in post-production with the R-rated movie not due for release until January 2019. Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, and Daniel Dae Kim co-star.
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