Lionsgate gave us an early Christmas present by dropping the new Hellboy trailer today. This reboot of the Del Toro films seems to pick up on a similar tone which makes me wonder why Mignola wanted to start over rather than continue on with Del Toro’s series of films. He promised a darker tone but this seems on the same track. I guess we’ll see in April when the film hits theaters.
My first introduction to Hellboy was from the first movie. I hadn’t become the Del Toro fanboy that I am now. I knew Ron Pearlman as The Beast from the TV version of Beauty And The Beast. I thought the movie looked cool so I decided to check it out.
I feel in love right away. After that I devoured the comics as quickly as I could. When part 2 came out I was completely in. I loved every second. Now just to wait till part 3. But sadly we never got it.
When it was announced that they were not going forward with a part 3 but instead doing a full reboot I was bummed. But then that first image came out with David Harbour in the lead role and I was instantly in love again. He looks amazing in the role. Mignola as said that this series will be a darker tone than the original series. I’m in.
Yesterday they dropped the new poster for Hellboy and it proclaimed it “Legendary AF”. With this poster it’s hard to argue.