**Update: Lionsgate reached out and said there is currently no reboot release date set. We’ll update again when we hear more.**
Hellboy, the comic created by writer/illustrator Mike Mignola, is poised to get a fresh take headed toward the box office. Mignola announced the project back in May was green lit via his Facebook page.
Recently we got our first look at David Harbour in full costume as the titular character. And upon first glance the character looks great. Today, we have news of exactly when we can expect the new Hellboy sequel to hit the big screen. Lionsgate is behind the project and have announced it will hit U.S. theaters on
January 11th, 2019 TBD. **
The film has put together a solid cast for its array of characters. The aforementioned Harbour will play Hellboy himself. Ian McShane of Deadwood and American Gods will take on the role of Trevor Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adoptive father and founder of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
Milla Jovovich is Nimue, The Blood Queen – the antagonist formerly of the movie’s subtitle. Sasha Lane is on board as Alice Monaghan. Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida. And Daniel Dae Kim was just cast as Ben Daimo, replacing Ed Skrein after fans screamed of “white washing.”
The movie began principal photography at the beginning of the month, thus the image of Hellboy that hit the net. Mike Mignola has promised an R rating for the flick, a first for the movie universes. The rebooted franchise has generated cautious optimism from many fans.
Originally intended to be a continuation of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Mignola and his production team instead opted for a full reboot. We’ll have to see next January exactly how they did putting this new universe together.