The Release Date For David Harbour's HELLBOY Reboot is Getting Pushed Back
It’s been awhile since we’ve had any news to share with you regarding director Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot. Now today, it’s being reported that the release date of the film has been pushed back from January 11th, 2019 to April 12th.
It’s not a big deal, the creative team developing the film obviously needs a little more time to polish it up and complete it.
Hells bells. Lionsgate's HELLBOY has been pushed back three months and will now roll out April 12, 2019 instead of January 11.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) September 26, 2018
David Harbour stars in the film as Hellboy and he is joined by Ian McShane as Professor Broom, Milla Jovovich as the Nimue, Blood Queen, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, a witch who has decided that the Blood Queen's wrath has gone on for too long, and Daniel Dae Kim will play Major Ben Daimio.
The film is about Hellboy going to England, where he must defeat Nimue, Merlin’s consort and the Blood Queen. But their battle will bring about the end of the world, a fate he desperately tries to turn away.
When previously talking about the tone of the new Hellboy movie, creator Mike Mignola had this to say:
"Well, I mean, if anything, we’re trying to do something very different. Basically, there’s no part of Hellboy that was ever going to be like other superhero movies. And the more Marvel stuff there is, the more DC stuff there is, Hellboy never really feels like—even in the [Guillermo] del Toro things—a superhero movie. It’s so much “big teams of guys, in costumes, running around and saving the world from big cosmic menace stuff...” I believe the new movie will feel even less like a regular superhero thing. The idea with this one was to make it play much less like a superhero film, to downplay the superhero elements even more than del Toro did. This one is much more folklore/mythology/horror, and not “big team rushing into to do battle with whatever kind of stuff."
As much as I enjoyed Guillermo del Toro’s films, I’m still excited about seeing how this reboot plays out. I can’t wait to finally see some footage from it!