According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guillermo del Toro has cast Luke Goss as the evil villain in his upcoming sequel Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.

Starring as Prince Nuada, Goss' ruthless dictator will awaken a horde of indestructible monsters that will battle Hellboy and his team of misfits.

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All original cast members are set to reprise their roles from the first feature. Ron Perlman will once again don the Hellboy fist. Selma Blair, David Hyde Pierce, and Doug Jones are also on board.

The Golden Army will start shooting next month. Look for Hellboy 2 to smash into theaters on August 1st, 2008.