Comic book artist Mike Mignola has just revealed that his most famous creation, Hellboy, is going to receive the movie reboot treatment.
The reboot will be R-rated, said Mignola on social media, and be helmed by The Descent and Dog Soldiers’ director Neil Marshall. David Harbour, most recently known for his role as Police Chief Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, will replace Ron Perlman as the eponymous red superhero. That’s all the information Mignola has released so far, but he promises “more news to come soon.”
The reboot news follows original Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro’s admission that despite his best efforts, there will not be a Hellboy 3. del Toro’s last Hellboy movie was Hellboy II: The Golden Army, released in 2008. In 2015, Perlman revealed that del Toro already had an “incredibly theatrical” plan for what a third installment would entail, and said that the core team behind the series “owe it to the fans” to make the film.