While fans of “Hellboy” are anticipating the upcoming reboot starring “Stranger Things” sheriff David Harbour as the half-human, half-demon hero, not everybody is looking forward to the upcoming film.
One person in particular is Selma Blair, who appeared in director Guillermo del Toro’s original 2004 movie and its 2008 sequel as pyrokinetic Liz Sherman opposite Ron Perlman’s Hellboy. While del Toro had planned a third film for what was to have been a trilogy, the third “Hellboy” never happened.
That, says Blair, is what saddens her about the upcoming reboot from director Neil Marshall, who has directed episodes of such series as “Westworld”, “Hannibal” and “Game of Thrones”.
“God, you know, people are fans of ‘Hellboy’ and also fans of [director] Guillermo [del Toro],” Blair said in an interview with CinemaBlend. “So part of us, the ones that were so loyal to Guillermo, our hearts are broken that it didn’t work out with the greatest third instalment ever written that I wish I could play more than anything in the world.”
And while she holds no ill will toward the upcoming “Hellboy” — which is said to be a darker and R-rated — she won’t pretend she doesn’t feel the loss of the aborted third film.
“I truly hope that [‘Hellboy’ creator] Mike Mignola has his vision out there for the darker ‘Hellboy’ [to] come to light, and I’m sure he will,” Blair added, “and David Harbour is excellent and everyone involved, but no, my heart is broken.”