When things go bump in the night, there is only one superhero you can call upon: Hellboy. While fans long called for a third installment in Guillermo Del Toro’s series of Hellboy films, Lionsgate instead opted to reboot the franchise, offering a new take on the character that may be even closer to its Dark Horse comic book roots.
While it’s been relatively quiet on the highly-anticipated film’s news front, things just got a whole lot louder, a whole lot crispier. Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official poster for the Neil Marshall-directed film, featuring Stranger Things actor David Harbour’s Hellboy standing mighty among the flames of Hell.
The poster, which is saturated in bright red colors, makes it clear that this take on the demon monster hunter will be massively different than Del Toro’s films. Blood and flames take center stage here as Hellboy is pictured with his full horns grown out. The character is known to grind his horns into stomps, but the fact that they are now fully grown speaks volumes about this new direction for the character… Evidently, this film will embrace the “Hell” out of Hellboy.
With the tagline “Legendary AF,” the poster is making it clear that the Lionsgate reboot of the franchise will be for modern audiences. While little is known about the movie’s synopsis, it’s been confirmed that the movie will see Hellboy go up against Nimue the Blood Queen. The film itself will be based on Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and artist Duncan Fegredo’s three miniseries, “Darkness Calls,” “The Wild Hunt” and “The Storm and the Fury.”
The poster was revealed ahead of this weekend’s New York Comic Con. A panel for the film will be held this Saturday, where stars from the film, as well as Mignola, will attend to divulge more information about Marshall’s film. Hopefully, this panel could even feature the release of the movie’s first teaser trailer.
While Lionsgate’s Hellboy was originally supposed to be released in January 2019, the film was later bumped to an April release — which can only mean that the studio is confident in the final product.
Debuting in theaters on April 12, 2019, Neil Marshall’s Hellboy stars David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Milla Jovovich as Nimue, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio.
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