Thomas Haden Church returns to the comic-book movie genre but, it isn’t Marvel this time.
Last time we saw Church on the big screen in a comic-book, superhero movie was back in 2006 in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Now, earlier this year, Thomas Haden Church said in an interview that he’ll be returning to the comic-book movie genre. The question is, what role and movie could he be teasing about?
Here is an excerpt from the JoBlo interview where Church teased about his return:
INTERVIEWER: You played a Spider-Man villain many years back and I’m curious what your thoughts are now that the genre has taken off and if you have any desire to return to that and be a part of the comic-book world or even play Sandman again. It really kind of blew up after SPIDER-MAN 3 when IRON MAN came out. I’m just curious what your thoughts are on that whole genre take off…
THOMAS HADEN CHURCH: I’m not supposed to talk about it, but I actually have returned, but not in the Marvel world, it’s another world, but it is in that genre of superheroes and supervillains. I’m not supposed to talk about it, it’s a movie I shot last year. They’re trying to keep it-and good luck to ‘em-with, y’know, today man, I’m surprised it hasn’t already kinda been revealed.
Based on what he said and some comic-book super sleuths, it turns out that Church is rumored to be playing an iconic Hellboy character called Lobster Johnson, who is described as a “vigilante who worked in secret in New York City during the 1930s who had a reputation for violence and burning his trademark lobster claw symbol into foreheads.”
The Hellboy reboot stars David Harbour as the titular character, Resident Evil‘s Milla Jovovich as Nimue, the Blood Queen, Ian McShane as Trevor Brutteholm, director of the agency and Hellboy’s adoptive father and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, a woman who in the comics Hellboy rescued from fairies during her infancy.
Hellboy is slated to open in theaters on April 12, 2019.