Ron Perlman Gives the ‘Hellboy’ Reboot, and David Harbour, His Blessing
It was a bit of a bummer when we heard that Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy trilogy was not to be concluded after all, and even weirder when Hellboy creator Mike Mignola dropped the news that the series would be rebooted, and stranger still when none other than David Harbour was chosen to portray the character. It stands to reason that del Toro and Ron Perlman are pretty bummed, but Perlman recently told fans that he’s fine with the reboot, and happy for Harbour.
During an appearance at Motor City Comic Con, via DreadCentral, Perlman was gracious about the whole situation.
David Harbour is a good dude, man. I have nothing but love for that dude. I wish him nothing but the best when it comes to the retooling of HB.
He also described a little of what the final movie in his own Hellboy trilogy would have been like:
The third one was meant to be epic and conclusive and a resolve for all these, almost, Greek oracle promises of the destiny of Hellboy. It would’ve made for a really good movie, I think.
Maybe, years from now, del Toro, Mignola, and Perlman can mend whatever rift developed between them and give us the denouement to the story they’d been telling. For now, we have a new, R-rated take on the character to look forward to, played by a pretty fantastic actor. It’s a disappointment, but there is, thankfully, a silver lining.
Anyway, here’s del Toro leading a mariachi band in Cannes while esteemed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino vapes in the background.