With Neil Marshall now developing a Hellboy reboot, the film – titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen – has moved to cast its titular Queen.
As per Deadline, Milla Jovovich has landed the Blood Queen role. Jovovich, of course, is best known to genre fans for the likes of The Fifth Element and the Resident Evil franchise, and her casting seems like it could well be a perfect fit.
At this stage, it’s not been officially confirmed that the Blood Queen of the title is indeed the comic book Queen of Blood, aka Nimue. If that does prove to be the case, that’s a character who was resurrected to bring Hellboy to Gruagach. From there, she would ultimately end up dragging Hellboy to hell with her despite an all-mighty battle involving a horde of dead knights.
It was earlier this year that Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen was announced as a cinematic reboot for Big Red, and Stranger Things’ David Harbour was instantly announced as taking over the Hellboy mantle from Ron Perlman. Similarly, The Descent’s Neil Marshall was revealed to be taking over the director’s chair from Guillermo del Toro. In more recent weeks, American Gods’ Ian McShane has been brought in to play Professor Broom – the role played by John Hurt in del Toro’s two movies.
As ever, expect more on Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen as it continues to develop.
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