Following Ed Skrein joining-then-departing the Hellboy reboot over this past week, the film has moved to add another familiar genre face to its ranks.
As per Deadline, The Vampire Diaries and Hemlock Grove’s Penelope Mitchell has landed the role of Ganeida in Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. A character directly from the comic books, Ganeida is best described as an elder witch who looks to put an end to the antics of the nefarious Nimue/Blood Queen.
Mitchell joins a cast that currently features David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Professor Broom, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Milla Jovovich as the villainous Blood Queen. The aforementioned Skrein had signed on as Major Ben Daimio just a week ago, although the actor then dropped out due to whitewashing fears after he realised that the comic-book Daimio is of Asian origin.
To be directed by The Descent’s Neil Marshall, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen is set to go in to production in September.
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