HOLY SH*T! No way, no way! We’re actually getting a new Hellboy movie?? Ever since the release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008, fans have been clamouring for a sequel to this underrated movie. While both Hellboy and Hellboy II were critically acclaimed (81% and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes respectively), they failed to reach the same level of success amongst mainstream audiences. Hellboy (US$66 Million production budget) failed to hit the US$100 Million mark at the worldwide box office, while Hellboy II (US$85 Million production budget) merely grossed over US$160 Million worldwide. And so, it was quite evident that a sequel wasn’t going to happen, not anytime soon at least.

To add insult to injury, earlier this year, director Guillermo del Toro declared that the long-awaited Hellboy III would not move forward and instead we would be treated to Crimson Peak II: Extra Incest

However, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola had other ideas. Announcing on Facebook earlier today, Mignola said:

“Okay, here’s some news. There IS going to be another HELLBOY MOVIE.  It’s going to be an R rated reboot directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game Of Thrones) and staring David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Hellboy. More news to come soon.” 

I guess this is where we simultaneously rejoice and grieve.

New Hellboy movie? Hell effing yeah! But can you imagine a Hellboy movie that isn’t helmed by the masterful Guillermo del Toro?

Let’s stay positive here guys. While it’s disappointing that this is a reboot and not the much clamoured for sequel,  the idea of an R-Rated Hellboy reboot does sound intriguing.

In a time where we’re bombarded with comic book movies that constantly follow the same tried and tested formula, this could provide a fresh experience much like Deadpool and Logan did.

Stay tuned for more updates!

SOURCEMike Mignola
He spends half of his time convincing anyone who would listen to watch Star Wars, and the other half trying to figure out why people consider White Chicks and Ouija to be good films.