One of this year's most surprising film news is the announcement of the "Hellboy" reboot, which will be spearheaded by "Westworld" and "Game of Thrones" director Neil Marshall and starred in by David Harbour as the titular character. Harbour earned household name status in last year's "Stranger Things," playing the role of Chief Jim Hopper in the sci-fi series. This will be the first time the actor will take on such a huge franchise. The two films earned a combined $259.7 million. A third film was expected to arrive, however, Guillermo del Toro's schedule and the production company's decision not to move forward with a threequel did not allow for this to happen.

Instead, creator Mike Mignola is opting for a reboot starring a new actor.

David Harbour as the new 'Hellboy'

There have been some major developments following the announcement of a "Hellboy" reboot, as production is already underway for the upcoming film, which doesn't have a release date attached to it just yet. However, Screen Rant reported that "Stranger Things" star David Harbour has already been fitted for his character's "Right Hand of Doom," Hellboy's signature fist. It makes sense that the actor is busy with his new film role, as "Stranger Things" season 2 recently wrapped filming ahead of its highly anticipated October 31 debut on Netflix.

All Hellboys reunite thanks to Patton Oswalt

"Stranger Things" star David Harbour, who was also linked to the "Deadpool 2" film to play Cable, recently got the stamp of approval from the original "Hellboy," Ron Perlman, who played the titular character in both the 2004 and 2008 films.

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In fact, Perlman said he thinks Harbour is a "good dude" and wished him the best in the upcoming film. More recently, Harbour and Perlman got together thanks to Patton Oswalt, who hosted a "Hellboy" dinner with the actors.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patton, Harbour, and Perlman got together over some good food which Perlman accused of causing him to put on three pounds and damage his liver. Oswalt and Perlman both took to social media to post photos of their get together and Perlman even wished Harbour good luck in his caption. The "Hellboy" reboot is expected to begin filming this year but does not have a release date attached to it just yet. Meanwhile, fans can catch Harbour when he reprises his role as Chief Jim Hopper on "Stranger Things" Season 2, which arrives on Netflix this October 31.