While fans were excited last week to learn the Hellboy would be getting a new R-rated sequel. However, excitement quickly turned to shock when we reported that not only will Guillermo del Toro not be involved, but that Ron Perlman will not be reprising his role as Hellboy.
Today, we have an update. The sequel, from director Neil Marshall (The Descent), now has an official working title Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. In the comic series created by Mike Mignola, who will be writing the script with Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden, there is a character known as the Queen of Blood, part of the ‘Wild Hunt’ story arc. There is also a possibility of a story that involves vampires who Hellboy clashed with in the comics.
Stranger Things actor David Harbour will be playing Hellboy in the sequel. While there is no doubt that he is a talented actor, many might have trouble seeing him as the character.
We are going to try to keep an open mind, but I’ll be honest, anytime I think about Hellboy is see Perlman. Rise of the Blood Queen is a bit of a slap in the face to Perlman who has fought to get a sequel made for so many years only to have one go into production without him.
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