The First Hellboy Poster is Pure Fire
Neil Marshall’s upcoming Hellboy sure looks cool. A new poster released by Lionsgate shows Stranger Things‘ David Harbour as the titular demon with a heart of gold, in a reboot of a character made famous by writer/director Guillermo del Toro and star Ron Perlman in two very good movies, from 2004 and 2008 respectively. Created by Mike Mignola, it’s easy to see why Hellboy has been such a draw for talented filmmakers—this big galoot was born for the big screen.
Harbour seems the perfect fit for this new iteration of Hellboy, a character beautifully epitomized by Perlman’s gruff, lovable take; a mode of being Harbour excels at in Stranger Things. What makes Hellboy such an intriguing figure is that he’s a prophet of the apocalypse (known in the comics as “the Right Hand of Doom”) whose presence is supposed to mark the beginning of the end. Yet Hellboy wants nothing to do with that grim business, so instead he shaves down his demon horns, plugs a cigar in his mouth and goes about the business of helping humanity stave off the end with his supernatural toughness and his very human gruffness. He’s the kind of demon you’d want to have a beer with.
Granted, in this new poster Hellboy’s horns are fully formed, and instead of his trusty pistol, he’s brandishing a very mystical looking sword. Perhaps we’ll see him shave the horns down at some point in Marshall’s film—plus, an earlier image of the character, which we’ll include below, shows him with the horns shaved down.
Check out the poster below. Hellboy opens April 12, 2019, and also stars Ian McShane as Professor Bruttenholm, Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen.
Featured image: David Harbour is Hellboy. Theatrical poster. Courtesy Lionsgate.