Many fans of Guillermo del Toro’s two “Hellboy” movies would like to see “Hellboy 3” directed by the Mexican director. What they could get instead: another reboot. It is said that it is about to start firing.

Lion’s Gate

Mike Mignola created the Hellboy comic book character in the early 1990s and since then the fantasy horror adventures of the horned demon son with the stone fist have enjoyed great popularity – not only among comic book fans but also movie fans. Because with “Hellboy” and “Hellboy – The Golden Army” Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“Shape Of Water”) staged two successful adaptations of the Dark Horse comics. However, the planned Del Toro trilogy never came to an end – instead Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy – Call Of Darkness” was released in 2019. And must now Hellboy reboots are in the starting blocks.

At least that’s what DiscussingFilm reports, who want to know this news from a reliable source. The new “Hellboy” movie hasn’t been officially confirmed yet – but DiscussingFilm already gives a lot of concrete details and is usually pretty reliable. The magazine is credited as the director of the “Hellboy” reboot Brian Taylorthose among otherscrankshaftAction movie with Jason Statham and the comic adaptationGhost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeancedirected by Nicolas Cage (shared with Mark Neveldine).

So far we have to treat the new “Hellboy” movie as a rumor until it’s officially confirmed – but we’ll give you an overview of what the project should look like here. For example, the screenplay should already be finished. Noisy Discuss movie the latest reboot is titled “Hellboy: The crooked man“, although it’s not clear if this is a working title or the film’s official title.

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If The Crooked Man is indeed the final title, there is a chance that the three-part comedy miniseries Hellboy: The Crooked Man, which debuted in 2011, will serve as a (loose) template. In it, in 1956 in the mountains of West Virginia, Hellboy encounters a man named Tom who sold his soul to a forest demon named Crooked Man when he was young. Hellboy and Tom search for this demon in the Appalachians to reclaim Tom’s soul.

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Hellboy: The Crooked Man is said to be well advanced in development, with production expected to begin in Bulgaria in April 2023. That means we’ll find out very soon if there’s any truth to the whole story – as an official announcement will probably be made very soon.

It is said that the casting process is underway. With an official confirmation of the project in the coming weeks, it should be will be announced immediately who will play the role of Hellboy this time, after the anti-hero was embodied in previous films by Ron Perlman and “Stranger Things” star David Harbour.

Streaming instead of cinema?

Interesting is the thought in DiscussingFilm’s article about the release of the latest Hellboy movie. The film rights belong to Millennium Media, who have now also commissioned the latest edit – but according to the magazine, a rental is not yet on board.

Lionsgate brought the first “Hellboy” reboot to the big screen in 2019, but it flopped at the box office with only $55 million in worldwide grosses on an estimated budget of $40-50 million, and was largely panned by fans and critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, only 17 percent of movie reviews are positive (the official CELEBTAP review leans towards this positive side with 3 stars out of 5), the ratings are only 48 percent positive.

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It’s considered doubtful that a Hollywood studio would invest in the brand again so quickly after this flop and bring a “Hellboy” movie to theaters in a big way – which is why DiscussingFilm is betting that it will. that a direct release of “Hellboy: The Crooked Man” on a streaming service seems more likely. It remains to be seen if we would then see the fantasy action game on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or a completely different provider.

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