We have some new posters for the upcoming Hellboy reboot. One of the posters is brand new, while the other is a still version of a previously released motion poster. In both cases, they're keeping up with the theme of the marketing so far, which is lots of brooding looks, ominous phrases, plenty of red and fire. Lots and lots of fire.
The new poster features our new Hellboy, as portrayed by Stranger Things star David Harbour, looking like he's standing in the middle of a volcano and just not caring about it. In this particular image, Big Red is still sporting his glorious horns. As we've seen between the trailers and some still images, he's going to have his horns for a portion of the movie, then he won't have them. But he does look particularly menacing with the horns, and the tagline on this poster actually hints that they're for more than just looks.
"Mess with the devil, you get the horns."
The other poster sees Hellboy standing upon a hilltop, sword in hand, lightning cracking in the sky with a serious storm brewing. This poster comes with the tagline "darkness calls" and that seems to be something of a theme for the movie. Both director Neil Marshall, whose previous credits include The Descent and Game of Thrones, as well as David Harbour, have made it clear that this movie is going to be very much R-rated, with heads being chopped off and blood galore. This isn't going to be your older brother's Hellboy. This is going to be a gritty, violent and unchained Hellboy.
Though, for as much talk as there has been from those involved with the project about its hardcore R-rating, the trailer painted the movie in a very different light. Even with all of the monsters and such, the footage was presented with a fun and lighthearted tone, in as much as something like this can be fun and lighthearted. Whatever the case, it's been made painstakingly clear that this is going to be a far cry from what Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy movies looked like, and surely a whole lot different than what his Hellboy 3 would have been. Granted, there are still more than a few people out there who would have enjoyed seeing del Toro finish out his trilogy.
Unfortunately, a lot has changed in Hollywood since Guillermo del Toro's big screen adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics character came to light. With that, the studio decided a reboot was a better idea and so, here we are. The cast also includes Ian McShane as Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio and Milla Jovovich as the main villain, the Blood Queen. Hellboy is set to arrive in theaters on April 12. Be sure to check out the new posters from Lionsgate below.