American Gods” actor Ian Mcshane will play the adoptive father of demon-spawn hero Hellboy in the upcoming reboot of Guillermo Del Toro’s dark fantasy superhero film. The Golden Globe-winner joins David Harbour who will be wearing red with those iconic broken horns.

Professor Trevor Bruttenholm

Ian McShane inherits the role of Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (pronounced “Broom”), who was formerly played by the late John Hurt who starred in del Toro’s first “Hellboy” film and making a cameo in the sequel.

Professor Bruttenholm, according to his comics full name, used to be a member of the BPS or the British Paranormal Society, where he used his supernatural and occult expertise in aiding the Allies against the Nazis and their use of the black magic.

He also discovers the infant Hellboy and then raised him as his own.

'Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen'

Production of the reboot “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen” is slated to begin in September 2017 in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria. And surely enough, further casting announcement will soon follow in the weeks to come.

Fans of Guillermo del Toro have been hoping for years that the third installment of the “Hellboy” series would take off; however, after numerous attempts, the third installment just wasn’t happening.

Lionsgate and Millennium’s “Hellboy” reboot will be directed by Neil Marshall, who was commended for his work on “Game of Thrones” and “The Descent.” Producing the upcoming movie will be Lloyd Levin, Larry Gordon, and Mike Richardson.

As for the upcoming movie’s plot, there isn’t much information other than Hollywood Reporter’s claim that demon-spawn hero will square off against a “medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy mankind.”

Since reports point out that the reboot will be bloodier, darker, and more character-driven comic book movie, it is expected to have an R-rating, which is the opposite of del Toro’s two movies.

And with Ian McShane who starred in “John Wick” and “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour on the roster and an acclaimed director on the helm, the upcoming comic book adaptation may seem to be as exciting.

Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming reboot of the demon-spawn hero in “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.” In the meantime, do you think this reboot is something to look forward to? And does the recently announced casting fit with the characters of the movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below.