Next year's Hellboy reboot was something fans had to warm up to since many enjoyed the last two films from Guillermo Del Toro. However, our first look David Harbour's version of the Dark Horse hero got many excited and Mike Mignola, the character's creator, is on board with the reboot, which raised the hopes of fans.
Hellboy won't be the only character there of course, but some of his allies like Abe Sapien will not be a part of the R rated reboot. Interestingly enough, original Abe Sapien actor Doug Jones has given some advice to whoever ends up playing as the character, assuming a sequel will be greenlit.
Speaking with Screen Rant, Jones admitted that he was a bit relieved knowing that he won't have to see a new Abe Sapien right away.
"I'm told that Abe Sapien doesn't really show up in this first reboot movie, so for a minute here I'm kind of – I'm OK with the fact that I don't have to watch somebody else do that role just yet. I'd love to see the first and how they set up now with David Harbour, who is a brilliant actor and sweetheart of a guy. We met at Comic-Con last year and we hugged it out – really nice to make that Hellboy connection with him."
Jones eventually got around to talking about the character's future appearances. After all, one would have to assume that Abe Sapien would eventually be seen since he is one of the more popular supporting characters in the Hellboy comics.
"If and when Abe Sapien does enter the storyline in subsequent movies, I honestly would not have any advice for anyone besides have patience with the make-up, but otherwise make the character your own. And, also, anytime you take on a comic book character you must know your source material. The fans depend on it, the fans will want to ask you about it. It's an injustice to the fans of the source material if you don't know it going in. And it will help inspire you performance on film if you know the comic books that you're coming from."
Hellboy hits theaters on January 11, 2019.