Former Hellboy star Ron Perlman does not want to answer any more questions about the upcoming Hellboy reboot, which features David Harbour (Stranger Things) in the starring role).
Perlman, who starred as the titular heroic demon in director Guillermo del Toro’s two Hellboy films — 2004’s Hellboy and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army — was recently asked in a Reddit AMA how he feels about the upcoming reboot, which neither he nor del Toro have any involvement in. Perlman replied, “I’ve made my peace with it. I refuse to answer any questions about it.”
Both Perlman and del Toro tried for years to get their version of Hellboy 3 off the ground, but Hellboy creator Mike Mignola ended up going in a different direction with an R-rated reboot. Back in May, Perlman figuratively passed the torch to Harbour at Motor City Comic Con:
“David Harbour is a good dude, man. I have nothing but love for that dude. I wish him nothing but the best when it comes to the retooling of HB.”
It’s difficult to gauge from Perlman’s latest comments whether or not the actor is bitter about the whole ordeal, but he seems to be taking the high road in the whole ordeal by moving on and not making a big deal of it. Harbour’s going to have a hard enough job trying to please the legions of Perlman fans out there upset by the reboot news, so it’s probably in the best interests of both parties to just let things be.