Earlier this year actor Thomas Haden Church revealed to JoBlo that he had just shot a role in the “genre of superheroes and supervillains” and that it was not a Marvel movie. However it was a role he was “not supposed to talk about” and one the producers were trying to keep quiet for as long as they could. Still, at that point a few months ago, Church was surprised it hadn’t already been revealed in the media.
That may have changed today with Discussing Film reporting that the role that Church hinted at earlier this year is in the upcoming “Hellboy” reboot starring David Harbour. That role? The iconic Lobster Johnson, 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.
Lobster Johnson is one of the wildcards of the “Hellboy” series, an occasional guest star in either flashback or ghost form and a fan favourite, and more recently scored his own spin-off comic series. The outlet adds that Church’s reps have no comment on the story.