Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich to play an evil queen in upcoming Hellboy reboot


Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy movies were well-reviewed despite not being box office hits, even if fans have been waiting for a follow-up to the Mexican director’s Hellboy: The Golden Army film for 9 years now. And the long wait for Hellboy 3 to materialize led many to believe that this movie series was now dead and buried.

Thankfully for Hellboy fans, though, this did not turn out to be the case as last May it was announced that a Hellboy reboot would be hitting theatres in the future. Director Neil Marshall will be taking the reins for this one, a man known for helming several Game of Thrones episodes, and also for directing 2006’s pretty good The Descent movie.

Also, as reported on Collider, Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich will be joining the movie’s cast, although she will play a very different character this time around. This is because while Jovovich was an ass-kicking heroine who fought the forces of evil (or at least the zombie hordes) in the Resident Evil movies, she will be playing a villainess in this upcoming Hellboy film.

Actually, Jovovich will be none other than the “Blood Queen” here, a witch who will be trading blows with Hellboy. And taking into account what a hard-hitting heroine Jovovich was in Resident Evil, it’s clear Hellboy will be in for a hell of a fight here, no doubt…

Aside from Jovovich, other members of the cast include David Harbour, who plays the titular hero, and is also known for his role in the Stranger Things series. Also, Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) will be acting in this Hellboy reboot, playing the role of Professor Broom, who will be briefing Hellboy on all things supernatural here.

So Hellboy and Milla Jovovich fans will welcome the news that the star will be joining Hellboy’s cast then, especially taking into account she’s unlikely to be starring in any more Resident Evil movies now as the series wrapped up with the pretty good Resident Evil: The Final Chapter last March. But at least we’ll get a chance to see the Ukraine-born star playing a very different role in the not so distant future, one which hopefully will be a cracking Hollywood spectacle when it hits theatres at a future date.

Milla Jovovich at WonderCon 2012 by Gage Skidmore (link) [Creative Commons (link)]