Fans had long held out hope for a third installment of director Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy series, but that hope was unfortunately dashed when Del Toro finally admitted early in 2017 that it just wasn't going to happen. But that doesn't mean moviegoers have seen the last of the Right Hand of Doom—director Neil Marshall, best known for his nerve-jangling 2005 thriller The Descent, will be taking the helm of a reboot that has already landed David Harbour (Stranger Things) in the title role and Milla Jovovich (the Resident Evil series) as its villain.
In keeping with the seeming tradition of each Hellboy movie being made by a different production house, the reboot has been picked up by Lionsgate, which is allowing Marshall the freedom to make his film in the hard-R vein of recent hits like Deadpool and Logan. Speaking on the Post Mortem podcast, the director said, "We've been granted permission to do it R-rated… so now we can just make the movie we want to make. It's not like I'm going to force it to be R-rated, but if it happens to come out that way, just because of my own sensibilities, then fine. And nobody's going to stop us… when you go back the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I'm going to embrace that." We'll see if fans embrace Marshall's vision when Hellboy hits theaters on January 11, 2019.