A Hellboy reboot is in negotiations with producers Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the working title thus far is Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen with Neil Marshall likely to direct it instead of Guillermo del Toro, who has taken care of the franchise for the last three renditions. Marshall is known for his work on Game of Thrones and already has a script written by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and original comic book writer Mike Mignola.
Ron Perlman, who starred in del Toro’s films, will not be returning for this reboot either. Instead, The Hollywood Reporter states that David Harbour from Stranger Things will be playing the part of Hellboy. We shall see what he can bring to the role that is unique and perhaps even done better than before.
For those who have not encountered the comic before, Hellboy began as an infant demon summoned by Nazi occultists. He was quickly rescued by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who raised him as a normal boy, despite forming the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense around the idea of finding more like Hellboy. Eventually, Hellboy came to work for the Bureau and with his red skin and filed off horns. His character, though rough around the edges, has a wicked sense of humor that colors the entire series.
That said, Rise of the Blood Queen is not amongst the original comics, so it is unclear exactly who the villain is and what time period during Hellboy‘s career it takes place; no release date or further information has been revealed as of yet.