The first trailer for Hellboy is here. The movie is a reboot of Guillermo Del Toro’s action fantasy series, based on Mike Mignola’s comic books. Stranger Things star David Harbour plays the titular demonic hero, and the movie hits theaters in April.
The trailer delivers plenty of spectacular action-packed footage, and Harbour looks tremendous in the role. However, fans who had read previous comments from director Neil Marshall about the movie’s much darker approach might be surprised at how lighthearted the trailer is–the jokes and wise-cracking tone are very reminiscent of Del Toro’s movies. But it still looks like huge fun–check the trailer out above.
Hellboy hits theaters on April 12 2019. It also stars Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen, Ian McShane as Professor Broom, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimo. Marshall 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.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harbour explained that the movie won’t be an origin story–as the film starts, Hellboy is already working for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Development. “It’s not an origin story, but it’s his coming to terms with where he came from,” he said. “He’s been Hellboy for a long time, but there’s a new turn of events at the start of the film, where people start to bring up the fact that he might bring about the end of the world, and it’s really the first time he’s heard anything like that. The question that comes up in the movie is where does he really belong?”