Is a Hellboy reboot in the works with Stranger Things star David Harbour?

The actor seems to have hinted that he could be taking over Ron Perlman’s role in the comic-book adaptation

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It looks like there could be a reboot of Hellboy in the works, with the 90s comic-book character (a demon raised by humans to fight supernatural villains) returning to the screen after previous cinematic outings in 2004 and 2008.

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However, unlike those previous films this new adaptation apparently won’t have director Guillermo del Toro or star Ron Perlman involved, with Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall attached to work on a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy comic-book creator Mike Mignola, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And the star attached is reportedly none other than Stranger Things’ David Harbour, who was recently mooted for another comic-book role as Cable in Deadpool 2 (the part eventually went to Josh Brolin) and seems to have confirmed the Hellboy rumours on his Twitter account.

Clearly, he has a perfectly devilish sense of humour – he’ll fit right in.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola also seemed to confirm the reports with a Facebook post offering a few details…

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And if these rumours are true, the project will see Millennium producing the new movie, making them the third studio to release a Hellboy film since 2004 – despite existing in the same continuity, del Toro’s films were made by different studios, specifically Revolution/Sony and Universal.