Production on the upcoming Hellboy reboot movie finished nearly a year ago, and we still won’t see the movie until April 2019. But following the poster that was revealed last month, the first still from the film has now been released.
The image comes via Empire. It shows Stranger Things star David Harbour as Hellboy, running down a dark corridor. As the first promotional image of Harbour in costume showed, this Hellboy is a bulkier, more imposing demon than the one played by Ron Perlman in Guillermo Del Toro’s movies. Check it out below.
Hellboy hits theaters on April 12 next year, having moved back from its original release of January 11. It also stars Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen, Ian McShane as Professor Broom, and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimo. It’s directed by Neil Marshall, who is best known for his work on Game of Thrones and the recent Netflix show Lost in Space, plus movies like Doomsday and The Descent.
Empire also interviewed Marshall, who explained that the film would be a darker take on Mike Mignola’s comic books than Del Toro’s movies. “It was always a case of, ‘When in doubt, go back to the source material.’ Some of the stuff is pretty sick,” he said. “More violent and more bloody. We weren’t making it with handcuffs on.”
The first teaser for the movie is yet to be officially released, but it was screened for fans at New York Comic-Con last month. GameSpot was at the trailer’s premiere, so check out what we thought here.