Great news for Ian McShane fans – the incredibly talented and seasoned actor, who recently captivated audiences as Mr. Wednesday during the first season of Showtime’s American Gods, will once again grace the entertainment industry in another major role in a beloved franchise.
It has just been announced that McShane will star alongside Stranger Things actor David Harbour in the upcoming Hellboy reboot film. With Harbour as the new face of Hellboy in the Dark Horse cinematic universe, McShane will portray the titular demon’s adopted human father Trevor Bruttenholm, also known as Professor Broom.
There are few details about the planned reboot thus far, besides some basic production information and rumors about the plot.
Along with the two aforementioned additions to the cast, the Liongate and Millennium studios’ reboot will be directed by The Descent and Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall. Executive producers on this project include Larry Gordon, Lloyd Levin, and Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.
As confirmation of earlier rumors, the title of the film seems to be set at Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. The plot is rumored to follow Hellboy as he fights against an ancient sorceress who, naturally, wants to destroy humankind.
Filming is scheduled to start this September in the U.K and Bulgaria, with a potential 2018 premiere.
What do you think about this latest casting news for the Hellboy reboot? Are you excited to see Ian McShane in this role, or would you prefer someone else to groom our main character into the hero we will see again on screen? Also, what do you think about the plot thus far – any idea who this sorceress may be? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Source: Hollywood Reporter