Lionsgate released the first teaser still from “Hellboy” this week, showing David Harbour in full makeup and costume as the titular character. With an April 12th release date, we should be getting a trailer for the film over the next few weeks, but until then, these teaser images and the posters will have to do. Fans probably know David Harbour best from his role as Jim Hopper from Netflix’s “Stranger Things”.
The film has a big cast behind it, joining Harbour in the project are Milla Jovovich as Nimue the Blood Queen; Ian McShane as Professor Bruttenholm; Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan; Thomas Haden Church as Lobster Johnson; Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida; Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio; Sophie Okonedo as Lady Hatton; Kristina Klebe as Leni Riefenstahl; Ashley Edner as Agent Taylor; Mario de la Rosa as Camazotz; and Douglas Tait as Gruagach. Neil Marshall directed the reboot for Lionsgate.
The first “Hellboy” film hit theaters back in 2004, with Ron Perlman starring as Hellboy alongside Selma Blair. That installment was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro and opened at number-one in theaters with a $23M debut. The film went on to make over $59M domestically and over $99M worldwide for the studio. The success of the film prompted Lionsgate to release a sequel in 2008, with Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman, and Selma Blair returning to their roles. “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” made $34M when it opened in theaters nationwide, going on to make over $75M domestically and $160M worldwide.
The new “Hellboy” reboot will open one-week after the “Pet Sematary” reboot, and the DC film “Shazam!,” which could overshadow Hellboy’s release. The weeks following Hellboy’s debut are pretty clear, with only “The Curse of La Llorona” showing any real threat to Hellboy’s follow-up schedule.
Fans of the franchise can sit back and wait for the newest trailer, which should be just around the corner. Lionsgate will probably want to move on from the studio’s most recent disaster, “Robin Hood,” a $100M film that has made $23M so far at the worldwide box office.
“Hellboy” will hit theaters on April 12, 2019.