Ron Perlman doesn't sound too pleased with the David Harbour revival
Ron Perlman is officially turning over the Hellboy mantle to Stranger Things star David Harbour — and that’s all he’ll say about it.
Perlman did an Ask Me Anything segment on Reddit Wednesday, fielding questions about his roles from Sons of Anarchy to Pacific Rim. But when one user asked him for comment on the upcoming Hellboy reboot, which recently unveiled a picture of Harbour’s get-up, Perlman demurred.
“I’ve made my peace with it,” he wrote. “I refuse to answer any questions about it.”
Perlman starred as the title character in 2004’s Hellboy and its 2008 sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, both directed by Guillermo del Toro. Back in February, Del Toro tweeted about meeting with Perlman and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to discuss a potential third collaboration, but later announced that the talks hadn’t worked out. A few months later, Mignola announced there would be a third Hellboy movie, but without the original cast and crew. This one is being directed by Neil Marshall and costars Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, and Daniel Dae Kim. It’s set to start production this fall.
In June, comedian Patton Oswalt even arranged a detente dinner between Perlman and Harbour.