After having debunked the reports of the movie’s release date, Lionsgate has recently announced that the anticipated Hellboy reboot will hit the theatres theaters on January 11, 2019.
The franchise-relaunching movie will star David Harbour as the demon-slaughtering Hellboy. Harbour will step into the role that Ron Perlman had made famous in director, Guillermo Del Toro’s two fan-favorite movies.
Harbour will bring “Big Red” to life, and the cast will include Ian McShane (Trevor Bruttenholm), Milla Jovovich (Nimue), The Blood Queen, Sasha Lane (Alice Monaghan) and Penelope Mitchell (Ganeida). The movie is directed by Neil Marshall and is “not really an origin story.” It is a darker horror movie as compared to the previous Hellboy movies.
The movie has made headlines due to the casting of Ed Skrein as Ben Daimio, with the move cited as the latest in the series of whitewashed castings and placing white actors in minority roles in Hollywood. Skrein left the movie, stating that he was unaware of the character’s heritage. It was then announced that Korean-American actor, Daniel Dae Kim is cast for the part.
Hellboy debuted in the comic books in 1993 and starred in many series at Dark Horse Comics.