A more violent Hellboy returns next year in this rather confusing first trailer
As I wrote just yesterday, A new rebooted Hellboy franchise is returning to theatres next year starring Stranger Things actor, David Harbour.
As you’ll see in the trailer, Hellboy‘s nemesis will be Nimuebem, the Blood Queen, a medieval British sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind. She is being played by Milla Jovovich.
Ian McShane is Trevor Bruttenholm, the man who discovered and raised Hellboy. He was originally played by the late John Hurt in the original two films.
In my opinion, this trailer, for me as a Hellboy fan, is a little strange. I don’t agree with the choice of music and tonally the trailer just feels completely off in places.
I feel the marketing team is trying to push the humour aspect over the gothic supernatural content that Hellboy usually contains, although glimpses of that can still be seen in the trailer along with some R-rated violence.
But obviously the film isn’t just for Hellboy fans and the production company, Lionsgate, want to appeal to the largest audience possible.
Anyway, I’m not going to trash a film based on two minutes of footage of which we don’t know the context. That’s simply not fair.
We’ll all have to wait until April 12th in the UK & US to make up our minds about this new Hellboy. For the rest of the world, check out the IMDb listings.