Development continues apace for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot, which stars David Harbour as the (new) Son of The Fallen One. The Stranger Things actor has replaced Ron Perlman, who played Hellboy in two films directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The two frequent collaborators tweeted with all their might to will a third film into existence, but ultimately, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola opted to relaunch the franchise with a new director and star.
Perlman has said his piece, and now it looks like Del Toro’s made peace with the reboot. In an interview with CinemaBlend, the director wishes Harbour well in assuming the mantle: “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.”
Del Toro, who’s debuting The Shape Of Water in December, went on to give the reboot his blessing, expressing gratitude for managing to make two more Hellboy movies than he ever expected to film. “I don’t own Hellboy, Mike [Mignola] does. So, you know, he is the father of the character and if he wants to reboot it, it’s perfectly fine. I got to make two—that’s two more than I thought I would get to make. So you know, as far as I’m concerned godspeed and god bless.”