Hellboy Reboot Announced with Stranger Things Star in Lead Role

Hellboy remains one of the most recognizable comic book heroes in mainstream media thanks to the Hollywood treatment this Dark Horse Comics property by Mike Mignola received from Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman as the main character. The franchise spun out two films Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). A planned squeal called Hellboy III: Dark Worlds was announced as in development in 2009 but ultimately fell through.

Millennium Media (Olympus Has Fallen) is sleighted to produce the reboot--tentatively titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen--and are currently courting Larry Gordon (PredatorDie Hard) and Lloyd Levin (Die HardHellboy) to produce. Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment is already attached to the project. Also in talks to get involved in the film is David Harbour, who played Chief Jim Hopper in the Netflix series Stranger Things.

Neither del Toro or Perlman are involved.

Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones), is sleighted to direct, and is currently working with Aron Coleite (Heroes) to develop a new script, building off the one already written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Andrew Crosby (Eureka), and Christopher Golden, who has written novels for Hellboy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Even though it's been too long since Hellboy has been on film, his adventures are still going strong at local comic shops from Dark Horse Comics. Here are some Hellboy comics you can pick up now to see what inspired the films!


HELLBOY VOL 1: SEED OF DESTRUCTION
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) John Byrne, Mike Mignola
(A/CA) Mike MignolaDark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films.

Hellboy, the world's greatest paranormal investigator, is the only thing standing between sanity and insanity as he battles the mystical forces of the netherworld and a truly bizarre plague of frogs. And if he fails, we all fail with him!

Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.

HELLBOY VOL 2: WAKE THE DEVIL
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DARK HORSE COMICS
(W/A/CA) Mike Mignola

Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film. Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.


Be sure to find all of these at your local comic shop! If you're not sure where your local comic shop is, use the Comic Shop Locator Service.

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