UPDATE 9/14/17 7 PM ET: Lionsgate has informed CBR that the previously reported release date for its Hellboy film is incorrect, and that the film does not yet have a scheduled release date.
Keep reading CBR for more on the Hellboy film. The original story follows below.
Original story: Though speculation had Lionsgate’s anticipated Hellboy reboot slated for a 2018 release, it appears that fans champing at the bit to see how star David Harbour handles the character made famous by Ron Perlman will have to wait just a little bit longer.
The studio has announced that the film, based on Mike Mignola’s fan-favorite character, will arrive in theaters on January 11, 2019.
In addition to Harbour bringing “Big Red” to life, the cast also includes Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Milla Jovovich as Nimue, The Blood Queen, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan and Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida. The movie, directed by Neil Marshall, is said to be “not really an origin story” and more of a darker horror film than previous Hellboy movies.
The film has recently made headlines due to the casting of English actor Ed Skrein as Japanese-American character Ben Daimio, with the move cited as the latest in a series of whitewashed castings — placing white actors in traditionally minority roles — in Hollywood. Skrein subsequently left the film, stating that he was unaware of the character’s heritage, and “to neglect this responsibility would continue a worrying tendency to obscure ethnic minority stories and voices in the arts.” This week, it was confirmed that Korean-American actor Daniel Dae Kim had been cast in the part.
Hellboy debuted in comic books in 1993, and has starred in multiple series at Dark Horse Comics since.
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