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At this point, it's no secret that comic book properties are everywhere. The superhero genre is essentially the biggest cash cow in show business, so there's a wealth of blockbusters and TV shows being produced. This includes reboots and revivals, like the new Hellboy movie. The 2018 Hellboy will star Stranger Things' David Harbour and serve as the launching point for a new franchise of films. Harbour seems thrilled to be playing the big red guy, and recently revealed the A+ advice he got from OG Hellboy Ron Perlman. Harbour revealed this, saying:
It looks like David Harbour really appreciate what Ron Perlman brought to Hellboy. And he also wants fans to leave the actor alone when it comes to the franchise he formerly lead. The passing of the torch has happened, and Perlman likely wasn't originally thrilled about it.
Ron Perlman's advice to David Harbour, which comes to us from THR, seems pretty spot on. Because while Harbour wants to do a good job and certainly feels the stakes of leading the new Hellboy franchise, the character itself needs to have some levity. While Hellboy is a bit of an anti-hero, he's got a Wolverine-esque gruff exterior around him. He wisecracks, smokes cigars, and loves to beat the crap out of his various enemies. So Harbour having fun will definitely be necessary to translate the character's attitude to the silver screen.
It's really classy that Ron Perlman was so generous with David Harbour, especially considering his past with Hellboy. After starring in Guillermo del Toro's first two films, the duo tried to get a third film off the ground last year. After feeling out fan interest, they took some meetings with studios about investing in the project and letting del Toro's films turn into a trilogy. They were rebuffed, and then a new film was announced directed by Neil Marshall. The cast has since been assembled, and we should expect the film to arrive in a year and change.
Hellboy will arrive in theaters on January 11, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 premiere list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.