Lionsgate released an absolutely epic poster for their upcoming Hellboy film starring David Harbour.
Take a look:
The new poster shows Hellboy in full-on demon mode with his horns at full-length as he casually carries a sword over his shoulder.
If you are unfamiliar with Hellboy, he is the prophesized Beast of the Apocalypse whose Right Hand of Doom is supposed to unlock the prison a dragon demon that will bring about the end of days. However, he’s rejected this prophecy and focused more on being a demonic superhero who enjoys saving the citizens of Earth from monsters, and more importantly getting drunk with his friends.
The upcoming Hellboy film directed by Neil Marshall is expected to adapt creator Mike Mignola’s Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola promised the film would be true to the comics in an interview with EW:
“It’s funny, because my involvement has been very different than the Del Toro movies. The difference is I had known Del Toro for six years by the time we did the first movie. Neil I met a couple months before he worked on the movie. It was very different, but I have been involved ever since they said ‘Hey we’re gonna make another Hellboy movie, and we’re gonna do this story.’ I’ve bounced back and forth with them about how to adapt this particular Hellboy story. At various times I’ve jumped in and been much more active in the screenplay than I ever was on the Del Toro movies. But I did nothing so far as design stuff on the movie. Guillermo wanted me as a concept artist, but on this movie, there were other concept artists. I came in and I looked at some stuff, but they were trying to do something so close to what’s on the comics that they really leaned on what had been done by Duncan [Fegredo] and me in the comics.”
Mignola elaborated on his involvement and how it differs from what past Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro had imagined.
“The first film was based on one of the comics, but Del Toro was looking to reinvent everything. I think the difference is here, the bulk of the Fegredo arc takes place in the real world. So instead of making up a whole fantasy world, it was, ‘Let’s find locations that feel like these real-world locales that Duncan drew in the comic.’ I think the bulk of the characters in the film are established in the comic. It was insane for me to walk in there and see that someone did a really nice rendering of a creature I created or Duncan created. It’s got a whole different feel from the older movies. Duncan’s not working on it, but I did see stuff in the movie that was so close to what Duncan drew, more so than what was in the previous movies. It was pretty exciting.”
The film recently pushed back its release date by three months, but it has a scheduled panel on Saturday at New York Comic Con where it’s more than likely Lionsgate will reveal more details about the film. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they drop the first Hellboy trailer.
The film stars Stranger Things star David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Professor Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adopted father, Daniel Dae Kim as Marine captain Ben Daimio, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Milla Jovovich as the villainous Nimue the Blood Queen.
Hellboy is expected to come to theaters on April 12, 2019.