A couple of months ago it was announced that with the idea of a third Guillermo Del Toro directed Hellboy movie well and truly dead, a reboot is in the works. David Harbour (Stranger Things) is already attached to the the central role, and Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) in talks to direct.
Now the movie has found its Professor Bloom, the man who in the original comics found the infant Hellboy when he’d been summoned to Earth by the Nazis during the Second World War, and then taken him to America and raised him. The man who’s stepped in the role is Ian McShane, according to THR.
Some has expressed surprise at McShane’s casting, as Broom is usually seen as a rather small, bookish man, as opposed to the British actor’s more dangerous, muscular persona. The movie should start shooting in September, so expect to see it sometime in 2918 or early 2019.