The Hellboy reboot has certainly been gaining some momentum as of late, with Lionsgate recently showing interest in the movie. Well this year’s Comic-Con International saw Hellboy himself, David Harbour, share his thoughts to The Hollywood Reporter regarding the character, as whilst admitting to not being a comic book fan growing up, he has grown to love the character through graphic novels.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 23, 2017
I really do think those Mike Mignola Hellboy comics are so beautiful and he’s such a hero for America that we live in today. I definitely think Hellboy is an antihero. He was kind of born into it. It wasn’t something like Batman where he chooses to go and fight crime. He was just born this weird half-demon spawned by Nazi occultists and saved by these dudes who tried to raise him right. For him, it’s a sense of discovery. His actual destiny as a ‘hero’ is to end the world. He is the beast of the apocalypse. So, in a way, his struggle to be a superhero is to just not do the thing that he’s destined to do.
- David Harbour
As much as I’d rather see Guillermo del Toro finish his Hellboy trilogy, the director has had plenty of time to do so. So who’s to grudge Hollywood for wanting a reboot? I will however say that I am starting to get won over by this project, with David Harbour‘s enthusiasm only going to add to this. The fact that the movie is set to be be R-rated should also help its cause, though time will tell if this can rival the fan favourite movies starring Ron Perlman as the Right Hand of Doom.
But what do you think? Are you excited to see the Stranger Things actor take on this iconic role? Or are you still upset that we’ll never see the end of Guillermo del Toro‘s trilogy?
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