A gallery of directors who would be perfect for Hellboy

News of a forthcoming reboot has got us thinking of who should take the reins of the saga.

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Amy Bowker

There’s an R-rated Hellboy reboot in the works according to Mike Mignola, who created the original comics back in 1993 – but who should to take the reins of the cult antihero’s latest big screen outing?

Guillermo del Toro first brought Hellboy to the big screen in 2004 with a live-action film he co-wrote and directed. Hellboy II: The Golden Army was released in 2008, and saw del Toro and star Ron Perlman reteam for the series’ second instalment.

But in February 2017, to the disappointment of Hellboy fans everywhere, del Toro announced that there was a “100 per cent chance that Hellboy 3 would never happen.” In a surprising turn of events, however, Mignola has tweeted that the franchise is indeed being revived – without del Toro.

The film, which has a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, will be written by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mignola.

David Harbour, who became a household name in 2016 as Jim Hopper in Netflix’s Stranger Things, has been cast in the lead role, replacing Perlman, while Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones), is rumoured to be in talks to director.

As we’re not entirely convinced by the latter choice, here’s a gallery of directors we think would be a perfect fit for the Hellboy reboot…

Published 9 May 2017

Tags: David Harbour Guillermo del Toro Ron Perlman

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