Hellboy is being rebooted starring Stranger Things‘ David Harbour as the titular character who is joined by Ian McShane as Professor Broom.
Fandom caught up with Ian McShane who offered the father-son relationship between Hellboy and Broom will be different in the new movie compared to the previous two.
“You don’t start with the birth of Hellboy… but the relationship between [Hellboy and Broom] is quite crusty. Does he trust his father? [Hellboy asks], ‘Why didn’t you kill me? I’m a monster.’ It’s a little bit of a psychological battle against Hellboy,” McShane said. There’s one important moment in [the film] when [Hellboy] sort of thinks he’s fighting his own people, the outsiders. So, he’s being used by the insiders, which is me, if you like.”
Hellboy has a January 11, 2019 release directed by Neil Marshall also starring Milla Jovivich as the villain, Nimue the Blood Queen, Sasha Lane plays Alice Monghan, and Penelope Mitchell will play the role of Ganeida, an elder witch.
The Hellboy script is being worked on by Aron Coleite from a draft by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
The film is said to be about Hellboy going to England, where he must defeat Nimue, Merlin’s consort and the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.