The response from fans when they announced that there was going to be a reboot of Hellboy. While they didn’t get the credit they deserved at the time they do have a cult following. Director Guillermo del Toro wanted to make a third movie but this reboot is happening instead. According to a new interview with Mike Mignola on http://nerdist.com/mike-mignola-hellboy-movie-comics-exclusive-interview/>Nerdist that he wanted the new reboot to tie into the original movies and that del Toro was originally asked to be part of the new movies and turned it down.
“I would’ve loved to see Guillermo do his third movie and finish that story. But over the years it became very clear that wasn’t going to happen. About three years ago the producers, the screenwriter Andrew Cosby, and I all started working on this new story. Del Toro didn’t want to have anything to do with it, he wasn’t going to direct. He was offered to be a producer, and Ron [Perlman] wouldn’t do it without Guillermo.”
It’s a shame that del Toro didn’t want to be part of this reboot and then Mignola decided that if the people connected to the original didn’t want anything to do with it then they should move on from the original movies as far as story too.
“So we originally started trying to tie it to the del Toro universe and continue those movies. But once we had Neil Marshall, we thought, ‘Why are we going to try and continue that universe?’ Because a del Toro movie is a del Toro movie, and you don’t want to try and hand a del Toro movie to someone else. Especially someone as great as Neil Marshall. So that’s when it went from being this continuation to being a reboot. It’s exciting to have another director. It’s exciting to take another path, to take that material and give it another leaning.”
Star David Harbor “[David] is super excited about being Hellboy and he wants to make sure he gets it right. He’s texting me Hellboy questions about his history, about what the character would think about this or about that. It’s really exciting to be back and see this thing come together,” confessed Mignola.
If the movie does have a 2018 release date then we can hope we’ll see something from it soon.
Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, directed by Neil Marshall, will star David Harbor It currently has a 2018 release date.