New Hellboy To Be Less Superhero And More Horror

June 8, 2018

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Fans were originally skeptical when they learned that a new Hellboy was in the works. The reason, Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman, who is the original Hellboy, are not involved. But the more we learn the more our interest is peaked.
Mike Mignola, who created the character and co-wrote the new film, recently made a statement about what fans can expect from the movie. Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden co-wrote the screenplay with Mignola.

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 do battle with whatever kind of stuff.”

Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but we do know that Hellboy will go up against the Blood Queen who wants to destroy the world.
Neil Marshall (The Descent) is in the director’s chair. David Harbour who will play Hellboy stars alongside Milla Jovovich (The Blood Queen), Ian McShane (Professor Bruttenholm), Sasha Lane (Alice Monaghan) and Daniel Dae Kim (Ben Daimio).
Hellboy opens in theaters on January 11, 2019, from Lionsgate.

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