Hellboy is back and with a whole new look!
In case you haven’t heard: The upcoming Hellboy movie isn’t directed by Guillermo del Toro. In fact, it won’t take place in the movie universe del Toro crafted at all. This new Hellboy movie is a reboot directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent), and David Harbour (Stranger Things) stars as the titular demon himself.
The movie, which is R-rated, is simply titled Hellboy (it originally had a working title of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen). The script was penned by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.
Here’s everything else you need to know about the movie:
The latest clip introduces the Blood Queen, the movie’s main villain played by Milla Jovovich!
This next clip introduces us to the Baba Yaga, a character key to the hero’s past. Check out the scene below:
And here’s the first clip:
The red band Hellboy trailer:
And here’s the first trailer:
Hellboy Reboot Release Date
Hellboy will hit theaters on April 12, 2019.
Hellboy Reboot Cast
David Harbour (Stranger Things) is the new Hellboy. This is what you might call perfect casting. It will take quite a bit for anyone to step into Ron Perlman’s red horns, but Harbour is the perfect mix of imposing physicality and warmth to make it work.
Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) will play the main villain, the Blood Queen. The character seems to be based on Nimue, a.k.a. “Queen of Blood” and “Lady of the Lake,” who first appeared in the Hellboy comic books in 2008’s “The Wild Hunt” storyline, depicted as a powerful witch who lived during the time of King Arthur who betrayed her ally Merlin, reaping a reign of terror. However, threatened by her volatility, other witches came together to stop her, cutting her body into pieces and hiding the segments around the world to prevent her reconstitution. Flash forward to the present day and some demonic meddling eventually fulfills that calamity, making the evil Blood Queen Hellboy’s problem.
Sasha Lane (American Honey) will play Alice Monaghan, a character who Hellboy rescued from fairies in the comics and later became his love interest.
Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) plays Major Ben Daimio. The character is described as “a rugged military member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense who, due to a supernatural encounter, can turn into a jaguar when angered or in pain.”
Penelope Mitchell will play Ganeida, who is described as “an elder witch” who finally decides to take a stand against the millennia-spanning magical meddling of Nimue/the Blood Queen. Interestingly, Ganeida is as one of Nimue’s abused lackeys in “The Wild Hunt” storyline, appearing as a mangled crone. She would reappear in 2011’s “The Storm and the Fury” storyline. However, the casting of Mitchell likely signals a much different interpretation of Ganeida.
Sophie Okonedo plays Lady Hatton, “a resident seer at the Osiris Club, an ancient English club dedicated to uncovering supernatural mysteries.”
Alistair Petrie is Lord Adam Glaren, “a high-ranking member at the club.”
Brian Gleeson will play Merlin. Yes, the wizard.
Hellboy Reboot Story
Here’s the synopsis: “Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.”
Hellboy Reboot Poster
The first poster for the movie: