The creator of the big red guy, Mike Mignola, shared the news yesterday that "Stranger Things" star David Harbour will be playing the demonic, cigar-chomping hero. Neil Marshall, who gave us the ultra-gory "The Descent" and "Dog Soldiers" will be directing. And one more tidbit: The movie will be rated R, unlike the first two films, which were both rated PG-13.
Harbour was previously rumored to take on a different comic-book role, that of Cable in "Deadpool 2," but that went to Josh Brolin.
According to THR, the film has a working title of "Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen." Neither Del Toro or Ron Perlman will be involved in the project.
What's Del Toro doing instead? He's currently working on "Pacific Rim: Uprising," which opens February 23, 2018. Perlman recently headlined the Amazon series "Hand of God."