Hellboy Reboot Working Title Is Rise of the Blood Queen

The R-rated Hellboy reboot gets the working title Rise of the Red Queen as new star David Harbour confirms his casting with a fun tweet.


The upcoming R-rated Hellboy reboot has been given a working title. Fans were no doubt pleasantly surprised Monday when Hellboy creator Mike Mignola tweeted that a new Hellboy movie was in the works. And while it won't be a third film from auteur Guillermo del Toro and won't star Ron Perlman as the titular character, it does already have a director in place with Game of Thrones helmer Neil Marshall and will likely star Stranger Things standout David Harbour, who is in negotiations to join the film as Hellboy.

More details have been released since Mignola's tweet. According to THR, the new Hellboy film will film under the working title Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, with a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mignola. Millennium Films is backing the reboot, and reportedly is seeking Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin (Watchmen) to produce, along with Dark Horse Entertainment's Mike Richardson.

The casting of Harbour as Hellboy is no doubt a major breakthrough for the veteran actor, who has mostly played supporting roles during his 15 years in film and TV. His acclaimed turn as Jim Hopper on the Netflix series Stranger Things got him on a lot of radars on Hollywood, though, and clearly the actor is excited about the prospects of stepping in to play Hellboy. The actor alluded to his pending deal to join the film in a tweet Monday night, which pictured a pane of the iconic Dark Horse Comics character: