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Deadpool 2 actor Jack Kesy landed the role of Hellboy in the reboot Crooked man.
Four years after David Harbor and Neil Marshall’s critically acclaimed Hellboy, which itself was a sequel to several cult films by Ron Perlman and Guillermo del Toro, Entertainment Weekly reports that Kesy steps into Big Red’s demonic boots.
Based on the 2008 comic book miniseries created by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben, Crooked man he sees Hellboy stuck in 1950s Appalachia with a rookie Bureau of Paranormal Investigation and Defense agent.
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Here they discover a small community terrorized by witches and the titular Beetle, a devil with a special connection to Hellboy’s past.
Kesy plays the younger version of the superhero, while Mignola and fellow comics writer Christopher Golden are responsible for the script for director Brian Taylor, who co-directed Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Ahead of filming, Millennium Media CEO Jonathan Yunger said, “Jack Kesy is a dynamic actor who knows how to get into his parts. His talent and attitude are perfect for this younger Hellboy.
“I was impressed when we worked together on Institution“.
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Meanwhile, Harbor previously explained why its 2019 reboot didn’t work out.
“I think it failed before we started shooting because I think people didn’t want us to shoot this movie and for some reason there was something like … and then sure – the internet volume was like, ‘We don’t want you to touch this.’ – he thought in 2020.
“And then we made a movie that I think is funny, and I think it had its problems, but it was a fun movie, and then people were just very against it, and people are right, but I learned my lesson in many different ways. “