Deadpool 2 star Jack Kesy is the new Hellboy, replacing David Harbour in the new Hellboy reboot, titled Hellboy: The Crooked Man. Just this February, Millennium Media announced that they’ll be developing a new Hellboy movie.
This was not a continuation of David Harbour’s previous interpretation of the character. But it is a complete reboot. The film will be directed by Brian Taylor, known for Crank and the TV series Happy!
It surprised many of us, considering that Harbour’s Hellboy film was not that long ago. It was also Harbour’s first film to portray the character. He wasn’t really bad; he was just in a bad film. We hoped that he might reprise his role and restart anew.
Unfortunately, Harbour’s time as Hellboy didn’t last. Which we do kind of understand. The film was a box office failure. If Millennium Media needed a reboot, they can’t associate it with that film. They need a new star for the new start.
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Deadline reports that the Deadpool 2 actor Jack Kesy has gotten the lead role for Hellboy: The Crooked Man. Jonathan Yunger, co-President of Millennium Media, said about casting Kesy for the Hellboy reboot:
Jack Kesy is a dynamic actor who has the ability to morph into his roles. His talent and stature are perfect for this younger Hellboy. I was very impressed with him while working together on The Outpost.
Jack Kesy is known for roles in films like Deadpool 2, Baywatch and more recently, he starred with Michael B. Jordan in the Tom Clancy adaptation, Without Remorse. On TV, he starred in shows The Strain and Claws.
While Kesy is not new to being the lead, this will be his first to be the centre of attention in a comic book genre film. Hellboy: The Crooked Man is based on Mike Mignola’s 2008 comic book of the same name. The comic is set in 1958 in the mountains of Appalachia. Hellboy meets Tom Ferrell, who has been gone for twenty years. It’s revealed that Tom made a deal with the Crooked Man, a dead man who was sent back to the world to serve the devil.
Mike Mignola himself wrote the script for the Hellboy reboot with Chris Golden. This is the first time Mignola has written specifically for a film. Chris Golden has written a few books about Hellboy. He has also made books related to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ghosts of Albion. He also helped work on the David Harbour movie wherein he wasn’t credited.
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The Hellboy reboot is in its early stages, but it is scheduled to start filming this March in Bulgaria. Fans are hoping that this will be a strong return to the franchise. Brian Taylor, the director of the new film, is familiar with adapting comics. He has adapted Grant Morrison’s Happy on SyFy, which had a lot of positive reviews.
Many are still hoping that Guillermo del Toro would return to finish his Hellboy trilogy which consists of Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy: The Golden Army (2008). There was a sequel planned after the last film. Unfortunately, this was cancelled because of a lack of funding. This led to the decision to reboot the film instead of continuing the sequel.
While I am excited to see the new Hellboy reboot, I am a bit cautious. Millennium Media has produced a lot of films, and it is a mixed bag. Lots of good films but a lot of questionable ones too. The company has made The Expendables, and the Rambo reboot. They did the last Hellboy movie, and they have also made several Steven Segal movies.
I have high hopes for Brian Taylor’s adaptation, especially his background in making Happy. While I am enthusiastic to know that Mike Mignola wrote the script, it is his first one. Writing a comic is very different from making a film.
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