Everything we know so far about the reboot

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Get your big revolvers and devil horns ready, because the Hell franchise returns with another reboot, Hellboy: The Crooked Man. The cinematic history of the title character from Dark Horse Comics created by Mike Mignola has been very fruitful, if not quite so complex. Making a movie about the wildly successful demon-turned-monster-hunter makes sense since he’s easily one of the most popular comic book heroes ever created , the same as Marvel and DC characters. Not to mention, there’s no shortage of stories and characters to make a feature adaptation happen, with different tones to choose from since Mignola’s original comic series expertly balanced action, comedy and horror.


Hellboy got his first crack at a feature film with the 2004 film, simply titled Hellwhich was directed by a monster movie master auteur Guillermo Del Toro and stars are often a colleague of Del Toro Ron Perlman as a hunter of the great red monster with a heart of gold. Complete with Del Toro’s keen eye for practical effects and Perlman’s infectious charisma as the likable character, the first Hell the film quickly became a fan favorite, despite not doing very well at the box office. The reception was good enough for Del Toro and Perlman to reunite for a sequel. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), a remake that is just as good if not better than the 2004 film. All the elements that made the original work are presented here, now including more complex world-building, a more dangerous antagonist, and an overall stronger plot.

Hell II certainly invited a possible sequel, but Guillermo Del Toro’s busy schedule and desire to focus on other projects led to it not being pursued, despite requests from Ron Perlman himself to he is more open to returning to the profession. Perhaps tired of waiting for a new movie from Del Toro, Lionsgate decided it was time for Hellboy to get the remake treatment. Therefore, Hell (2019), but unlike the previous one, the response to this new change was less than ideal. In spite David’s Harbor being a good choice in the role of the title character, and the R rating pulls nicely, Hell 2019 didn’t impress critics and audiences alike, with lackluster box office numbers seemingly killing the franchise’s live-action hopes. Ironically, what the Hell what suffrage really needs right now is a miracle, and maybe we’re getting it thanks to Crank (2006) filmmaker Brian Taylor. Millenium Media recently announced that they will be taking another swing at bringing Hellboy to life Hellboy: The Crooked Manwhich according to Taylor, doubles down on the horror elements to a version of the Hell a universe we’ve never seen on screen before.

Although the project is still in development, Collider is on your side and will tell you everything we know so far. Hellboy: The Crooked Man.

Editor’s note: This article was last updated on March 6 with the latest casting news.

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Does Hellboy: The Crooked Man have a trailer yet?

Pre-production on Hellboy: The Crooked Man just started, so it will be a while until Brian Taylor and Millenium Media have something to show fans who are eager to see the next generation of the team. Hell series.

When does Hellboy: The Crooked Man start filming?

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Photo courtesy of Starz

Principal photography for The Next Generation is expected to begin soon, starting sometime in April 2023. Although the comic on which the film is based mostly takes place in the Appalachian Mountains of America North, reportedly the production will be doing most of its filming. in Bulgaria.

Will Hellboy: The Crooked Man be released in theaters or on streaming?

Details of the format or formats Hellboy: The Crooked Man which has not been clearly disclosed at this time. So far, we accept that Hellboy: The Crooked Man will follow the same as its predecessors and will be a theatrical release, but a streaming release would probably not be off the table since the franchise has never soared in the biggest box office numbers.

Does Hellboy: The Crooked Man Have a Release Window?

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Although we know that filming for Hellboy: The Crooked Man starting in April, we still don’t have a release date or window yet. Most likely we can expect to see the new version of Hellboy arrive in Holiday 2023 or sometime later in 2024.

What is Hellboy: The Crooked Man?

Official plot summary for Hellboy: The Crooked Man reads as follows:

It follows Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent as they get lost in rural 1950s Appalachia. They find a small community haunted by witches, led by the Crooked Man.

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What are the comic origins of Hellboy: The Crooked Man?

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Image via Dark Horse Comics

Shortly after the announcement of the film, Collider itself Steve Weintraub had the opportunity to speak with Brian Taylor, who provided some details about the upcoming production, including how he is trying to live up to the original Hellboy comic of the same name. A wise choice as the emotional comic is easily one of the best entries in the series from Mike Mignola.

The special nature of The Crooked Man becomes very clear right away in its setting, being a period piece set in the late 1950s and primarily taking place in the desolate forests of the Appalachian mountains. There, Hellboy found an injured woman, the victim of some kind of witchcraft or curse. The mystery deepens with the arrival of Tom Ferrell – a local drifter who claims to know where this dark magic came from. The duo, featuring Hellboy and Tom Ferrell, discover that the real danger in Appalachia can be traced back to the self-proclaimed Crooked Man – a former tax collector who deceived the hangman’s nose and became a collector of souls in the service of the Devil. What follows is one of the worst episodes Hellboy has ever embarked on, full of terrifying imagery and lots of twists and turns.

Who is making Hellboy: The Crooked Man?

In the director’s chair is Brian Taylor, a self-proclaimed man Hell super fan and the filmmaker behind both Crank movies, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011), and Mom and Dad (2017). Taylor is also behind the hilarious over-the-top series Happy!, and the fast-paced style of filmmaking has historically led to dramatic buildings and action sequences. Writing the script Chris Goldenwith Hellboy: The Crooked Man serving as their first IDMb-credited role, and Mike Mignola is reportedly involved in the story department as well as being the creator of the IP.

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Who is in the Hellboy: The Crooked Man Cast?

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On March 2, 2023, we now know that a new face will officially take over the role of Hellboy. Don’t wear the devil horns too big and shaky this time Jack Keseywho has a very extensive history in the action genre has been a star 12 Strong (2018), Deadpool 2 new (2018), and No regrets (2021). After the announcement, the co-founder of Millenium Media Jonathan Yunger had this to say about Kesy’s casting:

Jack Kesy is a dynamic actor who has the ability to move into his roles. His talent and stature are perfect for this young Hellboy. I was very happy with him while I worked together on him The Outpost.

Jefferson White and Adeline Rudolph are also cast in the film with White playing Tom Ferrell and Rudolph set to play Bobbie Jo Song. With that news, we have our main three for what is going to be a very interesting film.

Are the Other Live-Action Hellboy Movies Available to Stream?

If you want to catch up on Hellboy’s live-action movie history, the last three entries are available to stream. To find out where, just read below.

  • Hell (2004) – Available to stream on HBO Max
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) – Available to Stream on Starz
  • Hell (2019) – Available to stream on HBO Max

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