Ron Perlman Comments on New HELLBOY Star David Harbour and What HELLBOY III Would've Been

A lot of fans were both bummed out and excited at the same time when Hellboy creator Mike Mignola announced that there would be an R-rated reboot. The movie will be directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game Of Thrones) and Stranger Things co-star David Harbour will be taking on the role of Hellboy.

This was a turn of events that a lot of fans weren't expecting, especially after Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman's final push for Hellboy III ended up getting shut down. During a panel at this weekend’s Motor City Comic Con, Perlman briefly commented on Harbour taking over the lead role saying:

“David Harbour is a good dude. I wish him nothing but the best when it comes to the retooling of HB.”

It's great that he's being cordial about it. Of course, he wishes it would've been him back in the role to tell the third and final chapter he was planning with Del Toro, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. When talking about Hellboy III, Perlman said:

“The third one was meant to be epic and conclusive and a resolve for all these, almost, Greek oracle promises of the destiny of Hellboy. It would’ve made for a really good movie, I think.”

It's a shame that we will never see this epic conclusion to the Hellboy trilogy that was planned. As a fan of Hellboy, though, I'm kinda excited that we will at least be getting a new Hellboy movie. I know there are some fans that aren't happy about the reboot, but I've noticed that there are more fans that are more open to the idea and looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Via: Dread Central

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