Hellboy Trailer: David Harbour Is Here to Smash Things in Reboot
While the new Hellboy trailer is certainly gruesome, given the amount of blood splatter and violence that is on display, the dark and horror aspects fail to come across if they do exist.
Sure, there's the presence of Milla Jovovich as Nimue the Blood Queen, who's trying to destroy mankind according to the official synopsis, but the one-liners — be it Harbour's exchange with a police officer or his colleague Ben Daimio (Daniel Dae Kim) — the way the action is directed, and the choice of background music completely transfers the Hellboy reboot to a different style of comic book movie.
On the other hand, it's possible that the trailer is selling a different film than Hellboy truly is. Marketing isn't always in the hands of filmmakers, with studios sometimes hiring external partners to handle the process.
But that would only make things more curious and interesting, as Marshall's film would somehow have to juggle the jokey and serious sides of the story, and not somehow end up with a total mismatch.
The release date of the 2019 Hellboy reboot, starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular half-demon, has been pushed back three months. Instead of bowing on January 11, 2019, worldwide, it will now open April 12, 2019.
That puts it a week after fellow comic book adaptation Shazam! from the DC film universe, which is slated to release April 5, 2019; and in the same week as Robert Downey Jr.starrer fantasy adventure The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, which is set to premiere April 12, 2019, as well.