Mumbai, 29th March, 2019: David Harbour is all geared up to play Hellboy few days from now in the third-ever Hellboy film. As per the reboot’s director Neil Marshall, Harbour was the only name that for an on-screen character to succeed Ron Perlman. Marshall concedes that he has been a fan of the actor long before he stepped into his starring role as Police Chief Jim Hopper on the hit Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’. He was then nothing less than ecstatic to discover that Harbour signed on for the role.
“He’s been giving amazing performances for many, many years,” says the director. “And it doesn’t hurt that he’s a big, six-foot-three fella with an amazing voice and those eyes that just captivate you immediately. He is a force of nature, and you feel that through the character. So, once his name came into the mix, nobody else was considered. It was like, ‘Of course. He’s so right for it.’”
In revisiting Hellboy for a new reboot, 11 years since the release of Del Toro’s version, Marshall and the producers agreed to do something darker but with bursts of comedy. PVR Pictures and MVP Entertainment will release Hellboy in India on 12th April, 2019.
Watch David Harbour as Hellboy this April, in cinemas near you!