‘Hellboy’ casts its sexy young old witch

Though it only days ago resolved its whitewashing of an Asian role, the Hellboy reboot is already back at it with denying a part to a historically underrepresented group: the wretched old crone. According to Deadline, Hemlock Grove‘s Penelope Mitchell has just joined the film as “Ganeida, an elder witch”—the 25-year-old stealing the role from so many talented, hoary hags struggling to get their ghastly, wizened faces out there. The not-at-all decrepit Mitchell joins David Harbour’s Hellboy, Ian McShane’s Professor Broom, and another conspicuously attractive magic lady: Milla Jovovich’s Nimue the Blood Queen.

  • scott19

    The least they could do is make her Asian, too.

  • HalSolo

    All I want to know is, who’s playing Hellboy’s new aquatic sidekick? I’ll happily accept any Doctor Who from the past decade and a half.

    • adam3w

      Matt Smith would be excellent! Or David Tennant, especially if this movie’s Abe Sapien is Scottish.

  • jaime_arg

    Susan Sarandon must be pissed