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Big Red's Right Hand of Doom is back in the fiery new Hellboy trailer

Enlarge / Unlikely Allies Alice Monaghan (Sasha Lane), Hellboy (David Harbor), and Major Ben Daimio (Daniel Day Kim) must team up to defeat an evil sorceress intent on wiping out humanity.The first trailer for the forthcoming Hellboy Reboot dropped today, giving us our first, fiery look at director Neil Marshall's darker, gritty vision for the popular Dark Horse Comics superhero. Writer / artist Mike Mignola's Hellboy comics have already been adapted into two feature Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) -both starring Ron Perlman with Guillermo del Toro at the helm. So why are we getting a reboot? Del Toro had planned to make a third installment, but he preferred his own script about Andrew Cosby's and left the project. Perlman did not want to make another sequel without the director. So the movie became a reboot instead, with David Harbor ( Stranger Things ) stepping into the lead role. Hellboy is a half demon from Hell who was summoned to Earth as a baby by Nazi occultists and raised by a surrogate human father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm. He is the head of the US Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.), in case you forgot. The adult Hellboy is basically a big red devil with cloven hooves, a tail, filed-off horns, and the Right Hand of Doom (made of stone). It makes him a formidable asset to the B.P.R.D. The first Hellboy film was an origin story, as we follow the character from his first days on Earth as…

 Unlikely allies Alice Monaghan (Sasha Lane), Hellboy (David Harbor), and Major Ben Daimio (Daniel Day Kim) must team up to defeat an evil sorceress intent on wiping out humanity.

Enlarge / Unlikely Allies Alice Monaghan (Sasha Lane), Hellboy (David Harbor), and Major Ben Daimio (Daniel Day Kim) must team up to defeat an evil sorceress intent on wiping out humanity.

The first trailer for the forthcoming Hellboy Reboot dropped today, giving us our first, fiery look at director Neil Marshall’s darker, gritty vision for the popular Dark Horse Comics superhero.

Writer / artist Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comics have already been adapted into two feature Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) -both starring Ron Perlman with Guillermo del Toro at the helm. So why are we getting a reboot? Del Toro had planned to make a third installment, but he preferred his own script about Andrew Cosby’s and left the project. Perlman did not want to make another sequel without the director. So the movie became a reboot instead, with David Harbor ( Stranger Things ) stepping into the lead role.

Hellboy is a half demon from Hell who was summoned to Earth as a baby by Nazi occultists and raised by a surrogate human father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm. He is the head of the US Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.), in case you forgot. The adult Hellboy is basically a big red devil with cloven hooves, a tail, filed-off horns, and the Right Hand of Doom (made of stone). It makes him a formidable asset to the B.P.R.D. The first Hellboy film was an origin story, as we follow the character from his first days on Earth as an infant to grappling with his destiny as the bringer of the apocalypse.

For the reboot, Hellboy is already fully grown and working alongside Bruttenholm (Ian McShane, American Gods ) at the BPRD Han er pliktigt å ta på seg styrkene av ondskap som en god soldat, selv om de mennesker han prøver å hjælpe, er undertiden mindre end kollegiale. “Major Ben Daimio (Daniel Dae Kim, Lost ) complains.

Given the prominence of Milla Jovovich ( The Fifth Element ) as the ancient sorceress Nimue (aka the Blood Queen), the movie seems like it will draw on a few classic narrative arcs from the comics (“Darkness Calls,” “The Wild Hunt,” and “The Storm and the Fury” in particular). And it looks like Hellboy will once again tap into his power as Anung un Rama (19659004) Screenwriter Crosby ( at some point, complete with horns and flaming crown. Eureka ) has said he wanted his Hellboy to be darker and more gruesome than the earlier movies-hence the reboot’s R rating. “Neil [Mitchell] said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears, because that’s what I was shooting for in the script and exactly what Mignola does so well with The comics, “he told We Got This Covered in 2016.”

We’ve got a lot of action, Hellfire, and Bloody Warfare, plus Hellboy’s trademark wisecracks. Harbor is a wonderful actor, with great delivery, and he looks every inch of the role, but Perlman’s iconic portrayal is a tough act to follow. The biggest issue is that the original Hellboy fans really wanted a third movie to continue sharing Toro’s signature vision and legacy. They are not getting it, and this trailer may not be enough to win them over.

Hellboy hits theaters April 19, 2019.

Hellboy first trailer.

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