Ian McShane Says Hellboy Is Going To ‘Surprise A Lot Of People’

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For devoted fans of the Hellboy movie franchise, it wasn’t easy seeing director Guillermo del Toro or star Ron Perlman leave the series. But after failing to make a new instalment for over a decade, their departure was inevitable. There are also several reasons to be excited about the reboot, including director Neil Marshall, star David Harbour, and co-star Ian McShane, who will take over the role of Professor Trevor Bruttenholm. In a recent interview with The New York Times, McShane made his enthusiasm for the project clear.

“I think that’s going to surprise a lot of people,” he said. “David is a marvellous actor. He just fills out the role. It was nice and bittersweet taking over from a dear old friend of mine, John Hurt, but it’s not part three. It’s a complete reboot of Hellboy, and I think they picked the right guy in David.”

In addition to his praise for David Harbour and the film as a whole, McShane expressed enthusiasm about the travel opportunities built into the shoot—and the ongoing curiosity of his grandchildren. “It was a pleasure to… be in Bulgaria for three weeks, a country I’ve never been to before. Greatest fresh vegetables I’ve ever tasted. And the scripts are funny and smart and bright, and the action is fantastic, and I have grandkids who love all that. They can’t wait.”

Hellboy arrives in theatres on April 12. Check out the trailer below.