The first Hellboy trailer has arrived. The new rebooted Hellboy stars David Harbour (Jim Hopper in Stranger Things) as the demonic superhero.
Hellboy, which was created by Mike Mignola, was turned into a popular movie franchise back in 2004. Then, Ron Perlman portrayed the role of Hellboy. A sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, was then released in 2008.
Now, the franchise has been dusted off and a new Hellboy trailer reveals what we can expect from the Neil Marshall-directed movie.
The Hellboy trailer gives us our first look at how David Harbour portrays this demonic role. He looks scarier than the previous version of Hellboy, with his face and body baring big scars and gashes. This new version Hellboy feels rougher around the edges than the previous version. For instance, David Harbour’s Hellboy has long, stringy hair. Whereas, Ron Perlman’s Hellboy looked like he cleaned up a little better.
We’re shown a few short glimpses of Mila Jovovich who portrays the role of the villain. Other cast members that can be seen briefly in this first Hellboy trailer include Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane, and Ian McShane.
This iteration of Hellboy is said to be closer to Mike Mignola’s graphic novels, and, therefore, the movie is set to be edgier than the previous two movies. Things definitely look darker in this first Hellboy trailer. The movie will be R-rated.
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.
The humour in the Hellboy trailer feels a little forced, if we’re going to be honest. It also doesn’t help that Billy Idol’s 1981 Mony Mony is played throughout the Hellboy trailer. We feel like a corny 80s soundtrack, accompanying a goofy, yet aggressive superhero has already been done in Guardians of the Galaxy. So, we’re hoping the movie doesn’t fully reflect this first Hellboy trailer.
The CGI also didn’t look particularly spectacular in this first Hellboy trailer. Some of the movements of the creatures from Hell in the trailer don’t look very natural, with it being pretty obvious that they were created.
The new Hellboy is set to hit theatres in April 2019.
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