Thanks to Empire we have a new photo to share with you from Hellboy featuring David Harbour in the title role.
There’s no doubt that Harbour looks great as Hellboy! The big question is will the film actually turn out to be good? Does it have a good script that will tell a good story? The first test screening for the film didn’t seem to go over very well, and the film had to go through some reshoots.
I hope the movie does turn out good! I like what the cast and crew have said about how they were handling it over the past few months. Director Neil Marshall talked to Empire about steering the film adaptation of Mike Mignola’s comic book back to more R-rated horror filled territory saying:
“It was always a case of, ‘When in doubt, go back to the source material.’ Some of the stuff is pretty sick. More violent and more bloody. We weren’t making it with handcuffs on.”
That sounds great and all, but let’s hope that it comes with a strong story and character development.
Harbour is joined by Ian McShane as Professor Broom, Milla Jovovich as the Nimue, Blood Queen, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, a witch who has decided that the Blood Queen’s wrath has gone on for too long, and Daniel Dae Kim will play Major Ben Daimio.
The film is about Hellboy going to England, where he must defeat Nimue, Merlin’s consort and the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.
When previously talking about the tone of the new Hellboy movie, creator Mike Mignola had this to say:
“Well, I mean, if anything, we’re trying to do something very different. Basically, there’s no part of Hellboy that was ever going to be like other superhero movies. And the more Marvel stuff there is, the more DC stuff there is, Hellboy never really feels like—even in the [Guillermo] del Toro things—a superhero movie. It’s so much “big teams of guys, in costumes, running around and saving the world from big cosmic menace stuff…” I believe the new movie will feel even less like a regular superhero thing. The idea with this one was to make it play much less like a superhero film, to downplay the superhero elements even more than del Toro did. This one is much more folklore/mythology/horror, and not “big team rushing into to do battle with whatever kind of stuff.”
The movie is set to be released on April 12th, 2019. What do you think about this new photo from the film?