In late 2017 and into the beginning of 2018, the internet was abuzz with all the news surrounding Lionsgate’s decision to surge forward with another Hellboy movie. Instead of the third film in Guillermo Del Toro’s long-stalled series, the studio chose to go with a new version closer to the comics from director Neil Marshall and Stranger Things David Harbour taking over as the devilish character from Ron Perlman.
There were casting announcements, including Milla Jovovich and Ian McShane, and plot details before things got relatively quiet.
Not so much anymore. Through Twitter and first through Entertainment Weekly, the studio has debuted a new poster featuring Harbour’s Hellboy front and center with the colorful caption “Legendary AF.” Including the youthful way of bringing in a favored four-letter curse word speaks to the film being new and shooting for that potential R-rating.
Originally set to debut in January 2019, the film recently was pushed back into the nicer just about summer-time date in April 2019. Not much is really known about the film other than the fact that it will pit Hellboy against Nimue the Blood Queen and adapts the three miniseries “Darkness Calls,” “The Wild Hunt,” and “The Storm and the Fury” by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and artist Duncan Fegredo.
Opening on April 12, 2019, Hellboy stars Harbour as the title character, Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm/ Professor Broom, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio and Milla Jovovich as Nimue the Blood Queen.