(Spoilers) Video Explores the Surprising Origins of HELLBOY’s Flaming Sword

In Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy movies, the titular big red guy’s weapon of choice appeared to be a huge revolver. When we got our first look at the new Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour, however, our anti-hero is wielding a flaming sword. Fans who aren’t familiar with the source material (Mike Mignola’s graphic novels) wondered about this fiery weapon, and one of our favorite UK film critics, Mr. H, has produced a video that explores the sword’s surprising origins.

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To sum it up in a single sentence, Hellboy’s sword is Excalibur, the same weapon wielded by King Arthur. Whether this will be a plot point in the upcoming film (or even addressed at all) remains to be seen. We’re expecting our first trailer for Hellboy this Thursday, so stay tuned for all related details as news emerges.

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

In addition to Harbour, Hellboy stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Sasha Lane. Look for it to arrive in US theaters beginning April 12th.

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HELLBOY Shows His Horns in Latest Poster + Trailer Release Date Announced

One of Hellboy’s most iconic features are the stumps on his forehead where his tell-tale horns used to be. In the latest poster for 2019’s Hellboy reboot, however, the big red guy’s intimidating protrusions are fully-formed and looking extremely badass! Have a look for yourself below.

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The latest poster came with the announcement that the trailer for Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall and starring David Harbour, will hit the internet this Thursday, December 20th! We’ll be watching for it like hawks in order to share it with you the moment the trailer drops!

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

In addition to Harbour, Hellboy stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Sasha Lane. Look for it to arrive in US theaters beginning April 12th.

Are you excited to see Neil Marshall’s Hellboy? What do you think of the latest poster and are you excited to check out the trailer on Thursday? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Hugely Positive Response from HELLBOY Test Screening in Los Angeles

UK film critic and academic Mr. H got the exclusive run-down on a recent test screening of Neil Marshall’s Hellboy that took place in Los Angeles. While test-screening reactions always need to be taken with a grain of salt, as they represent a version of a film that isn’t finalized yet. In this case, however, no one from Lionsgate should panic, because the response was overwhelmingly positive.

You can check out Mr. H’s complete rundown in the video above. I’ll keep it brief here for those of you who enjoy going to films knowing as little as possible. I will reveal that Mr. H’s insider is familiar with the source material, and praised Marshall for staying true. I also feel comfortable revealing that the version screened was violent as fuck and very liberal with profanity. It sounds like we’re in store for a real roller coaster when Hellboy arrives in theaters on April 12th.

As for a leaked trailer for Hellboy, which stars David Harbour as the big red guy, Lionsgate did an extremely efficient job keeping it corraled. Still, I don’t think it would be unreasonably optimistic to expect to see an official trailer release in the coming weeks—if not sooner!

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

In addition to Harbour, Hellboy stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Sasha Lane. Stay tuned for additional details as news emerges!

Are you excited to see Neil Marshall’s Hellboy? Are you heartened to know that a test screener responded so positively? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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We Have the Release Information for Neil Marshall’s HELLBOY Trailer!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing the videos of UK film critic and academic Mr. H (especially since he’s gotten his hands on the notoriously hard-to-get screenplay for Clive Barker’s unmade 2014 Hellraiser remake). He’s returned the favor by passing on some exclusive information regarding the release date for the trailer for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy!

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According to his sources (which have always proven impeccable) the trailer for Hellboy 2019 will hit the internet in December; though an exact date remains elusive, history suggests the trailer will hit before Hollywood essentially shuts down between Christmas and New Year’s Eve—meaning it shouldn’t be more than a few more weeks.

A huge “Thank You” to Mr. H for the lead; check out some of his recent features in the links below.

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Neil Marshall directs from a script penned by Andrew Cosby and, in addition to David Harbour as Hellboy, the movie will star Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Thomas Haden Church. Look for it to hit US theaters beginning April 12th, 2019

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Are you excited to see Hellboy in 2019? Are you stoked for the trailer to arrive sometime in December? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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New Photo Emerges of David Harbour in ‘Hellboy’

Our friends at Empire revealed a new photo of David Harbour as the titular character in the upcoming Hellboy movie. The still shows Hellboy seemingly preparing for battle as he moves through some sort of tunnel.

“It was always a case of, ‘When in doubt, go back to the source material.’ Some of the stuff is pretty sick,” director Neil Marshall tells Empire in the January 2019 issue. “More violent and more bloody. We weren’t making it with handcuffs on.”

Milla Jovovich will play opposite of Harbour in the role of Nimue the Blood Queen, an evil sorceress who wishes to wipe mankind off the face of the earth. Other cast members include Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, and Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida.

The film is set to premiere on April 12, 2019. Keep it locked to Horror News Network for the latest on Hellboy.

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Bloody Image Revealed for Neil Marshall’s R-Rated HELLBOY Reboot

While we’ll always feel a tinge of sorrow over the way Guillermo del Toro was fired from the Hellboy franchise (not to mention a hint of resentment that Ron Perlman will no longer play the titular antihero) we’re giving Hellboy 2019 the benefit of the doubt with Neil Marshall (The Descent) in the director’s chair and David Harbour donning the red makeup, sawed-off horns, and that fist of fury.

We’re just getting a new look at Harbour as Hellboy, courtesy of Empire Magazine, and we’ve got to admit: He looks pretty fucking powerful! Marshall is directing Hellboy from a script penned by Andrew Cosby and, in addition to Harbour, the movie will star Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Thomas Haden Church. Look for it to hit US theaters beginning April 12th, 2019.

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We don’t have a trailer yet, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you updates as they’re revealed. Stay tuned!

Synopsis:
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Are you excited for Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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David Harbour Looks Incredibly Badass in New ‘Hellboy’ Image

Director Neil Marshall (The Descent) is going much darker than Guillermo del Toro did with his upcoming Hellboy, a rated “R” reboot starring David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) as the title character. In a new chat with Empire, Marshall promises that his Hellboy will indeed be much more violent and bloody than any Hellboy film we’ve seen to date.

We weren’t making it with handcuffs on,” Marshall told the site.

Check out a kickass new image below.

The new date for Hellboy is April 12, 2019.

Also starring: Milla Jovovich as Nimue, the film’s villain; Ian McShane as Professor Broom; Daniel Dae Kim as Major Ben Daimio; Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida; and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan with Sophie Okonedo (After Earth), Brian Gleeson (mother!) and Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

The new story sees the hero squaring off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind.

Aron Coleite worked on the latest draft of a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin and Mike Richardson are the producers. Hellboy is being exec produced by Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, and Carl Hampe.

David Harbour Says ‘Stranger Things’ Will End After Season 4 or 5

All good things must come to an end and Stranger Things is no exception to this rule. Thankfully, that won’t be will season 3, says David Harbour. The actor, who plays Hopper in the show, says that the exact end for the series is up for debate right now, but it is expected to be after season 4 […]

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David Harbour Says He Knows When STRANGER THINGS Will End

Stranger Things Season 3 just wrapped principal photography this week; though an official release date has yet to be announced, fans of Netflix’s megahit horror/sci-fi series are hoping for a return to Hawkins, Indiana in the summer of 2019. But if you’re hoping Stranger Things will become an enduring institution along the lines of The X-Files or The Walking Dead, you may be disappointed.

Series star David Harbour (who plays Sherriff Jim Hopper) recently told the folks at CNET that the story-arch for Stranger Things has been mapped out to its conclusion, which should happen on or before Season 5:

“As you see the end of the story, you’ll start to feel why certain characters behaved certain ways. I think that stuff’s really important, like knowing where your character’s going. A lot of times you don’t get that in TV. But the great thing about this is that we knew what season 1 was, and we had ideas about if it extended — because we didn’t know we’d get picked up — but if it extended, what the end of the actual thing would be. Like Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi have an arc to them. I think Stranger Things, be it Season 4 or Season 5, has an arc to it that I understand. I feel very proud of that because we’re not going to get lost in our story and leave these strands. We’re going to tie things up.”

While there’s something saddening about knowing that Stranger Things has a set end-date, it’s comforting to know that the series will conclude before it becomes a disjointed mess (as is the case with many shows that last longer than 5 seasons). We can only hope Stranger Things creators Mark and Ross Duffer have a worthy conclusion in mind for Eleven and her posse. Time will tell.

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Test-Screening Reactions for HELLBOY 2019 Leaked Online—And They Aren’t Good

Despite being asked to sign nondisclosure agreements, it’s becoming more and more common for test-screeners of upcoming films to leak their reactions. Such has been the case for The New Mutants, The Predator, Halloween, and The Grudge. Now, test-screener reactions to the upcoming Hellboy reboot are finding their way online—and they’re none too good.

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As always, I’d be remiss if I didn’t put the nature of test-screenings into proper context: Text-screening are a common part of the post-production filmmaking process, and producers usually screen intentionally unfinished cuts. It’s a way to gauge what’s working and what isn’t, giving producers time for fine-tuning—or major overhauls.

That said, the reactions to the test-screenings of 2019’s Hellboy are, at least, cause for concern. Give the video recap from Mr. H a spin below for all the details. If you can’t stream, here’s the bottom line in a nutshell: David Harbour does an adequate job as the titular Hellboy, but the script and the main villain are underwhelming.

It’s also worth noting that, despite releasing a trailer for Hellboy weeks ago at New York Comic-Con, it has yet to be released online. This is another red flag, one that seems to indicate the studio may even be attempting to bury the film. Time will tell.

Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall, is slated for release on April 12th; in addition to Harbour, the film stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Sasha Lane.

Do negative reactions to test screenings of 2019’s Hellboy have you nervous? Are you taking more of a wait and see attitude? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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