Maybe heaven can wait, but hell certainly can’t with the triumphant return of Hellboy coming soon. It’s been ten years since Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army starring Ron Perlman was released, and fans have been impatiently awaiting another film. When it was announced that a new Hellboy movie was being made, it promised a reboot instead of a conclusion to the previous franchise. October started fans off strong with a new blazing new poster of Stranger Things‘ David Harbour transformed into the badass hero. With New York Comic-Con is underway, the cast of the upcoming Hellboy are set to make their debut at a Saturday panel. In honor of this, a new image featuring more of the cast has been released. Take a look:
What a hellishly magnificent new poster! While David Harbour’s incredible straight-from-the-comics look is still front and center, this teaser shared on Twitter offers more to unpack for fans. On the left are creepy and gruesome devilish creatures to be unleashed in London. While Guillermo del Toro’s films imagined the beasts from the comic as more fanciful, director Neil Marshall will bring more horror elements to the R-rated reboot. In the center, (below Hellboy) is the first look at Milla Jovovich as Nimue the Blood Queen. The Resident Evil actress will be the main antagonist of Hellboy who threatens the fate of the world. To the right is the rest of the main cast including Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio, American Honey’s Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan and Deadwood‘s Ian McShane as Professor Trevor Bruttenholm.
The new poster gives us a broader sense of the movie in anticipation for the Comic-Con panel tomorrow, and if predictions are true a trailer could also drop tomorrow. The highly artistic feel of the poster reflects Hellboy comic book creator Mike Mignola’s involvement in the script writing alongside Andrew Cosby. Mignola previously said that his visits to the Hellboy set felt like he was seeing something ripped straight out of the comics for the first time during production. This is certainly exciting for fans of the source material to bring the complicated hero to life in a new way.
Hellboy was originally set to be released in January, but last week it was announced that the release will be pushed back until April 11, 2019. With buzz just getting started for the new Hellboy, the movie will likely benefit from this date change. The comic book adaptation will now head to theaters just one week after Shazam!. With more time to market the film and generate more excitement for the film with teasers such as this, Hellboy could be a huge box office success.