Filming on the new Hellboy film is currently underway, however, not everyone is happy!
A new more violent reboot of Hellboy is currently filming in the UK. As reported by the BBC news, the production crew has just started to use the location of Wells Cathedral in Somerset.
This 900-year-old landmark has stood the test of time and has played host to many film and television productions including Jack the Giant Killer, Dr Who and Hot Fuzz.
However, when the locals discovered that the cathedral was currently being used by Lionsgate new reboot of Hellboy, they weren’t happy.
Pamela Eagan who lives opposite the historic building said she was horrified.
“For heavens’s sake. Are we losing sight of what this was built for? I have to say I am surprised and shocked.”
Why are they so upset? Well, Hellboy is a character created by Mike Mignola. Set during the second world war this blood red demon is pulled through from another dimension by a group of Nazis who are researching and using the occult to try and win the war.
This would understandably upset some Christians, even if just by hearing the name Hellboy alone.
Wells cathedral initially was going to rebuke the production company but once they did a little research they realised that,
“His true nature is one of a hero and he becomes a defender against the forces of darkness”
Because of this, filming was allowed to go ahead this past weekend. Whilst there have been no official complaints, the cathedral just wanted to let everyone know what was going on due to repeated questions from visitors.
David Harbour as the New Hellboy
The new Hellboy film will star David Harbour as the titular character and is being directed by Neil Marshall. The film is likely to be released sometime in 2018.