HELLBOY Director Neil Marshall Reveals That He Wants To Helm 2000 A.D.'s ROGUE TROOPER Movie

Hellboy was a critical and commercial flop when it was released in 2019, but director Neil Marshall has now revealed that he'd like to make 2000 A.D.'s Rogue Trooper his next comic book adaptation...

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2019's Hellboy reboot has 18% on Rotten Tomatoes and earned only $55.1 million on a $50 million budget. Director Neil Marshall was at the helm, and while studio interference was said to be a factor, comic book fans were mostly unhappy with the filmmaker's vision for the character. 

Of course, long before adapting Big Red, Marshall directed horror movies like Dog Soldiers and The Descent, as well as episodes of TV shows like Constantine, Hannibal, and Game of Thrones.

Now, he tells CBR that 2000 A.D.'s Rogue Trooper is a character he would love to take a crack at.

"I've never been like a massive comic book fan," he started. "I suppose the one that always comes back to me is, in the U.K. we have a comic called 2000 A.D. And I always wanted to do a movie with a character in that series called Rogue Trooper. There are a bunch of great characters in that, but Rogue Trooper was the one that I always wanted a crack at."

Despite Marshall's interest in Rogue Trooper, it's unlikely he'll be given the opportunity to direct a big screen adaptation. Way back in 2018, we learned that Warcraft helmer Duncan Jones had signed up to take charge of the project. The following year, he talked about working on the script and concept art for the movie, and while we haven't heard anything since, it seems to still be happening.

Do you think Marshall deserves another shot at a comic book movie or TV series?

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