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The upcoming Hellboy reboot has been moving right along ever since it was announced in May. The creative team has been working hard to get things ready for a shoot that is reportedly going to start as early as next month, with a presumed release for sometime next year. Though, a release date has not yet been set. Stranger Things star David Harbour has been cast to play the titular character in this version and, according to him, we aren't going to be seeing an origin story when the new Hellboy arrives in theaters.
The actor recently appeared on the Happy, Sad, Confused Podcast and discussed the Hellboy reboot quite a bit. In addition to Harbour, the movie is also to star Ian McShane (Deadwood) as Professor Broom, Ed Skrein (Deadpool) as Major Ben Daimio, Sasha Lane (American Honey) as Alice Monaghan and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich as the villainous Blood Queen. »
Why is it always the comic book adaptations that have the hardest time casting actors of color as characters of color? From “Ghost in the Shell,” to “Doctor Strange,” Hollywood studios just don’t seem to understand that honoring source material includes casting actors of color — especially when the role calls for it. The forthcoming “Hellboy” reboot is just the latest example, as white British actor Ed Skrein (“Deadpool”) joins the cast as Major Ben Daimio, who is Japanese American in the comics.
The third movie in the growing franchise is titled “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen,” and will be directed by “Game of Thrones” helmer Neil Marshall. David Harbour has signed on for the titular role; the cast also includes Ian McShane as the superhero’s adoptive father and Milla Jovovich as the evil villainess. »
- Jude Dry
Deadpoon villain Ed Skrein (he played Francis) has joined the ranks of the B.P.R.D. for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy! Per THR, Skrein will be playing Major Ben Daimio, a soldier for the B.P.R.D. who has the ability to turn into a… Continue Reading →
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- Jonathan Barkan
It's hard to believe it, but a new Hellboy project is becoming more of a reality as time goes on. Even better is the fact that the Neil Marshall directed film is pulling in a fantastic cast, with genre favorites like Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, and David K. Harbour all playing important parts in Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. But hold on, because a new fan favorite character is joining the B.P.R.D., and he's being played by Deadpool's Ed Skrein. Prepare for the big screen debut of Major Ben Daimio. »
Deadpool and The Transporter Refuelled star Ed Skrein has officially joined the cast of Neil Marshall’s reboot of Hellboy. The British actor, who is also known for the likes of Game Of Thrones, is set to play the role of Major Ben Daimio, a rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who, due to a supernatural encounter, can turn into a jaguar when angered or in pain.
He joins the already cast David Harbour, who assumes the lead role, and Ian McShane, who will play Hellboy’s adoptive father in the film. Mill Jovovich was last week confirmed to play the villain of the piece, the Blood Queen.
Shooting is about to commence in the UK and Bulgaria with a launch date in the diary for 2018.
More as we get it.
- Paul Heath
A report surfaced last week that revealed a number of Hellboy characters from the comics will be featured in the new Hellboy reboot, such as Abe Sapien, Alice Monaghan, played by the most recent casting addition, Sasha Lane, and Ben Daimio. Today we have word that Ed Skrein, who is coming off his villainous role as Ajax in last year's Deadpool, will play Major Ben Daimio, who is described as a "rugged military member" of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.). It's possible that Abe Sapien's casting will be just around the corner, as we get closer to a September production start.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that this B.P.R.D. character Ben Daimio can transform himself into a jaguar, when he's angered or when he's in pain. While Abe Sapien was featured in the original Hellboy movies, starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro, »
As the cast of Lionsgate and Neil Marshall's upcoming Hellboy reboot continues to fill out, the latest addition is former Game of Thrones actor and Deadpool baddie, Ed Skrein. Click on for more details »
As Lionsgate and Millenium’s Hellboy reboot – which, apparently, won’t be an origin story – gears up to enter production this fall, it’s starting to put together quite the cast. In recent weeks, we’ve seen Ian McShane, Sasha Lane and Milla Jovovich all hop on board to join David Harbour in the title role and now, we have word of yet another exciting addition: Deadpool star Ed Skrein.
Best known for playing Ajax in the Merc with a Mouth’s first solo outing on the big screen, the actor has signed on for Neil Marshall’s new take as Major Ben Daimio, “a rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who, due to a supernatural encounter, can turn into a jaguar when angered or in pain.”
That’s all we’ve got to go on for now, but story-wise, it’s been confirmed that »
- Matt Joseph
Director Neil Marshall’s Hellboy, a reboot of the franchise, has assembled quite an impressive cast so far, and the latest to come on board is Deadpool star Ed Skrein. THR reports today that Skrein is currently in negotiations to join the cast of Lionsgate and Millennium’s Hellboy reboot. He will play Major Ben Daimio, a rugged military member of […] »
- John Squires
- Timothy Lammers
The Hellboy reboot currently simmering on the brink of production has been described as many things – dark, a character study and, at least until recently, Rise of the Blood Queen.
Neil Marshall’s cinematic redo has since ditched the subtitle in favor of just Hellboy, and we’re now learning that despite this being pitched as a franchise revival, the Hellboy of 2018 won’t be an origin story. At least, that’s according to David Harbour, who spoke to Happy Sad Confused (via Collider) at length about Marshall’s vision for the project, and why it’ll be markedly different from the two Guillermo del Toro films that launched into theaters in 2004 and 2008.
Flanked by Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil), Ian McShane (American Gods) and, potentially, American Honey breakout Sasha Lane, Harbour is surrounded by talent on all sides, and here, the towering actor stressed that the terms ‘reboot’ and ‘origin story’ needn’t be synonymous. »
- Michael Briers
When the new Hellboy reboot hits screens, we won’t be treading familiar territory. While fans clamored for years to see Guillermo del Toro complete his Hellboy trilogy, comics creator Mike Mignola and the studio who owns the rights had other plans. It was announced earlier this year that Mignola was co-writing a brand new Hellboy reboot to be directed by The Descent helmer Neil Marshall, with Stranger Things breakout David Harbour filling the role of the titular half-demon. The film—which was previously titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and is now simply Hellboy—has been … »
- Adam Chitwood
The human cast of Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot is continuing to fill out, as just a few weeks after Ian McShane joined the cast as the red guy’s adoptive father Professor Brutenholm, The Hollywood Reporter says that American Honey star Sasha Lane has joined the cast as well. Lane will reportedly be playing Alice Monaghan, a woman who—in Mike Mignola’s comics—was rescued by Hellboy after being captured by fairies and retained some supernatural powers from her time with them. The fact that she’s going to be in this movie suggests that Marshall is digging relatively deep into the Hellboy canon, possibly to avoid using too many of the same characters as Guillermo Del Toro did in his Hellboy movies.
- Sam Barsanti
Hellboy: Sasha Lane has joined the cast of the new Hellboy, to be directed by Neil Marshall. David Harbour will star as the titular superhero, a well-meaning demon; Ian McShane will play his father and Milla Jovovich is expected to play the villainous Blood Queen. Lane, who made her impressive screen debut in American Honey (above), will play Alice Monaghan; in Mike Mignola's comic book series, Alice becomes a member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense and fights against occult forces alongside Hellboy. [Variety] Captain Marvel: Geneva Robertson-Dworet (the forthcoming Tomb Raider and Gotham City Sirens) has come on board Captain Marvel to write the screenplay. We heard previously that Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman would be doing so, but...
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- Peter Martin
As pre-production on the Hellboy reboot ramps up ahead of filming later this year, the film has made yet another cast addition. The latest actress to join, per The Hollywood Reporter, is American Honey’s Sasha Lane, taking the role of Alice Monaghan in the film.
In the Hellboy comics, Alice Monaghan was a baby when she was kidnapped by fairies and then rescued by Hellboy. Due to her time with the fairies, Alice retained some magical abilities and met Hellboy again as she grew up. Though she was also in her early 50s, she showed little sign of ageing thanks to the fairies’ magic.
- Ricky Church
Although I'm still more than a little disappointed that we won't get to see Guillermo del Toro complete his Hellboy trilogy, I'm beginning to warm up to Neil Marshall's upcoming reboot of the Mike Mignola comic. I'm not completely sold just yet, but if Marshall really can succeed in giving us a "darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy," well, then... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Just one day after a report surfaced claiming the new Hellboy reboot will feature the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.) and comic book characters such as Abe Sapien, Alice Monaghan and Ben Daimio, the Alice character has been cast. Sasha Lane, the 21-year-old actress who made her breakthrough feature film debut with last year's American Honey, is in final negotiations to play Alice Monaghan, who in the original Mike Mignola comics was a love interest for Hellboy (David Harbour). It isn't clear at this time how many more major characters have yet to be cast, but this diverse ensemble is coming together quite quickly.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this casting earlier today, while also confirming a report from May that the Hellboy reboot starts filming in September. While it isn't clear who will play Abe Sapien or Ben Daimio quite yet, Sasha Lane »
- Alex Welch
“The Descent” director Neil Marshall is on board to helm. The new story sees Harbour’s hero squaring off against a sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind. The project will shoot in the U.K. and Bulgaria.
- Dave McNary
The latest cast member to be added to Neil Marshall's upcoming Hellboy reboot is American Honey actress Sasha Lane, who will play a character from the comic books named Alice Monaghan. More past the jump. »
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