When it was announced that a rebooted sequel to Hellboy would be made with Neil Marshall directing and David Harbour taking over the role from Ron Perlman (above), one question that would be raised is, “What does original film director Guillermo del Toro think?”
del Toro, who directed the 2004 original and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, had rallied for a third film but months ago announced that it wasn’t going to happen. With the announcement of the proposed reboot, Hellboy: Curse of the Blood Queen, del Toro finally broke his silence and has no hard feelings.
“I don’t own Hellboy, Mike [Mignola] does. So, you know, he is the father of the character and if he wants to reboot it, it’s perfectly fine. I got to make two — that’s two more than I thought I would get to make … So you know, as far as I’m concerned god speed and god bless.”
For the director, not all is lost as despite sacrificing his salary, del Toro’s next film, The Shape of Water, is scheduled for release this December and is still running the animated series Trollhunters, currently available on Netflix.