With the second season of ‘Stranger Things’ done filming, it is time for David Harbour to look to his future and he’s recently answered a few questions about ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen‘. While we’ll never get the third installment into the cinematic version that Guillermo del Toro created, it’s nice to know that Mike Mignola’s character will not only be returning to the big screen but possibly in a bigger way than we’ve previously seen!
When asked what he could share about the plans for the film, Harbour stated:
“We’re supposed to go in September, I hope. It’s good. It’s a whole new thing. I’d always been a fan of the comics and there’s a darker tone to it and I think in the climate we have now there’s kind of a darker… a desire for more of that… the script is good and this guy Neil Marshall is directing who’s really good and the aesthetic is great.”
As a HUGE fan of Neil Marshall’s work, I can’t agree more that the property is in good hands. With the ability to kick off an entire Mignolaverse in an R-Rated format there is both a lot of potential here and a lot riding on the film.
Harbour isn’t shy that it was his role in the recently wrapped Netflix hit that likely landed him the job either:
“It’s a character that I love, and sort of in the way, I think Mike [Mignola] and a bunch of other people saw me in ‘Stranger Things’ and wanted me to play Hellboy, and I think he has some parallels to him. I think he’s another complicated anti-hero who is not strictly good or bad, he’s just trying to do the right thing. I think he’s a demon, he’s crazy, and he’s also sweet and vulnerable and neurotic […] so there’s a lot of complexity there.”
Thankfully though it sounds like he has a handle on the character and that is what he wants to put into the movie when it is created. That, and making sure the reboot is entertaining to watch:
“So often, the superhero movies can be really fun and I want this to be really fun, but I also want it to be more of a character piece and more about this dude’s struggle. I think it could be interesting. I don’t know, I just hope we make a good movie. We’ll see. You be the judge!”
As much as we do see Hellboy fighting monsters in the comics, it really is a “character piece” on not only what it means to be human but Hellboy struggling to come to terms with who and what he is.
Are you looking forward to ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’? Do you feel that this being a “darker” “character piece” is the right way to go? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Wrap
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