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David Harbour and the Cast of ‘Hellboy’ Discuss Key Aspects of the Film at NYCC 2018 Panel

The Hellboy panel at New York Comic Con pleased fans with a first glimpse at Neil Marshall’s upcoming reboot (and the secret footage will hopefully be released for everyone who wasn’t at the panel soon) and offered some candid comments from the cast and Marshall himself.

The panel featured David Harbour, Milla Jovovich (via satellite), Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane and Mike Mignola.  One of the main topics discussed was the difference between the new film and the earlier Guillermo Del Toro films, and one of the main differences seems to be a more ‘faithful” take on the character and his comic book roots according to Mignola.  The original creator stated that “I’m really excited to be part of those conversations. This version is so close to the comic that we will be able to go back to the comic to pick what happens next.”  Mignola was also praised Marshall, saying “It was actually very sweet, when the producers were initially talking about Neil, they asked me if I would write an email and tell him that I wanted him to do the movie.  I was like, ‘What the hell would he care what I think?’ But I think he was really appreciative.” read more

First Official ‘Hellboy’ Poster Revealed

Just a few days ago we announced that the Hellboy movie has been pushed back to Spring of 2019. While it was disappointing that fans of Big Red would have to wait a while longer to see their favorite demon on the big screen, they got a treat yesterday as Entertainment Weekly shared the official poster for the film. Hellboy is seen in all his glory, complete with full horns and sword.

David Harbour steps into the role of Hellboy in a film directed by Neil Marshall. Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Lane round out the main cast whose plot is based on the comics by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. read more

‘Hellboy’ Release Date Pushed Back to Spring of 2019

Lionsgate/Summit’s Hellboy has been pushed back to April 12th according to a report from Deadline. The film marks the third live-action installment in the series which is based on the comic book by Mike Mignola.

Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) will direct the film which stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and Sasha Lane. Harbour will step into the role of Hellboy, a powerful demon who works for the government organization Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD).

The project, which was written by Mike Mignola and Andrew Cosby was originally set to be a follow-up to 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Guillermo del Toro opted out of the project stating that he preferred to direct his own script. Ron Perlman decided not to return to the series if del Toro was not involved. read more

David Harbour Promises Action and Practical Effects in ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’

It appears that the new Hellboy reboot (Rise of the Blood Queen) will follow in the footsteps of the previous two Guillermo del Toro films when it comes to excitement and practical effects.

The Stranger Things star spoke to MTV on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globe Awards and said that “It was the hardest job I’ve ever done.  The action that I’m doing in the movie, the rolling around on the ground and punching — things that a 40-year-old man should not be doing — and on top of that, the tremendous amount of prosthetics and makeup, but at the end of the day we would shoot some pretty beautiful stuff. And pretty unique stuff for this type of universe.” read more

Theatrical Release Date Announced for ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Starring David Harbour

Fans have been excited about the upcoming Hellboy reboot, starring David Harbour of Stranger Things, since franchise creator Mike Mignola first teased an image of Harbour in full makeup back in early September. Today, we’re one step closer to the film being a reality! Lionsgate and Millennium have set the film’s theatrical release for January 11, 2019.

Traditionally, a January release date for a new movie was evidence that the studio did not have much faith in the quality of their product. January has typically been a notorious dumping ground for some of the worst films of all genres. Fortunately, the stigma associated with the month has recently begun to change as studios who have released good movies during the first month of the year have seen strong financial returns. In January of 2017, A Monster Calls and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split both exceeded expectations critically and financially. It turns out, people will pay to see good movies any month of the year, and they’ll stay home for bad ones! read more

Stranger Things Season 2: The Horror News Network Review

Netflix’s wildly popular second season of Stranger Things is finally upon us! Just like the early franchises of the 80s from which it draws its inspiration, the sequel was bound to draw comparisons to its breakout first season. Just like how no one can watch Ghostbusters II without preconceived expectations based on the incredible success of its predecessor, Stranger Things 2 will undoubtedly be judged by what it does with the characters, monsters, set pieces, and motifs it established to such critical acclaim in 2016. The filmmakers seem aware of the blessings and curses of a sequel, cleverly titling the second season “Stranger Things 2” like a proper sequel as opposed to the continuation of a television series. read more

Mike Mignola Shares First Look at David Harbour’s ‘Hellboy’ Makeup

Sometimes a project comes along where the announcement causes fans to instantly picture what an actor or actress might look like in his or her role. The announcement that David Harbour would play the titular character in the upcoming movie reboot of Hellboy was exactly that kind of project for me. Based on Harbour’s beloved performance and line delivery in Stranger Things, I could already hear his voice spouting off the demonic antihero’s snarky quips and biting comments. Better yet, Harbour looks the part when you consider everything from the defining structure of his face to his imposing body shape and size. read more

Ed Skrein Leaves ‘Hellboy: Rise of Blood Queen’ over “Whitewashing” Concerns

Just as quickly as it was announced that Deadpool’s Ed Skrein would portray Major Ben Daimio in the Neil Marshall reboot of the Hellboy franchise, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, the actor has left the project today over concerns of “whitewashing”.

Skrein published the following statement on his twitter page:

As Skrein states, the character he signed up to play is of Asian descent (and also a were-jaguar).  It appears that the actor was entirely unaware of the ethnicity of Daimio, but after some mild complaints on his twitter page, he decided to exit the project.  In the comics that the film will be based on, Major Ben Daimio is also considerably older than the actor selected to portray him (but there have been no recorded complaints from AARP members at this time). read more

David Harbour Reveals Details about ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’

Many fans were skeptical of a Hellboy reboot after the beloved Guillermo del Toro films, but so far everyone involved in the project is saying the right things to get fans excited about this new version.

And speaking of “things”, Stranger Things star David Harbour recently appeared on MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast (episode 170) and revealed some details about his take on Hellboy and the general atmosphere of the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Harbour compared his portrayal to the original Hellboy, Ron Perlman, stating that “Ron sort of embraces this machismo in himself and in Hellboy, that kind of is this thing, and I really like it and I think it’s super fun and it’s a super fun performance, but I think Hellboy has a certain psycho dynamic where occasionally he has to prove that he’s the lion and has to roar, but I think he struggles with his own masculinity. But I don’t think he needs that as much as maybe those other movies did. I have a bit of a different take on his capability or his slickness. I sort of think that for me he’s a little less skilled at constructing that persona.” read more

Ian McShane will Portray Professor Trevor Bruttenholm in Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Ian McShane will portray Professor Trevor Bruttenholm in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen film.

Professor Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm (who was originally portrayed by the late John Hurt in the first two Hellboy films) is often seen as Hellboy’s adoptive father and plays an integral role in “Big Red’s” life as well as in the formation of the B.P.R.D. in the original film and the source material. Bruttenholm has even starred in some of his own comic stories, most notably in B.P.R.D.: 1946, B.P.R.D.: 1947, and B.P.R.D.: 1948 which establishes much of the Hellboy mythos for the entire Hellboy series. read more