Did you miss seeing Hellboy on the big screen? Well, you won’t have to wait long for his return, since Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment just revealed that January 11, 2019, is the official release date for Hellboy reboot movie.
Stranger Things star David Harbour will star as the witty well-meaning half-demon, while Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Daniel Dae Kim are set to join as part of the supporting cast. Neil Marshall (Lost in Space) is attached to direct with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola writing the script alongside Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden. Cosby previously revealed that the reboot will have a “darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy”. Principal production started in September 2017 with filming being scheduled in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria. An image of Harbour as the titular character was revealed in September.
— Hellboy (@HellboyMovie) September 13, 2017
Mike Mignola first presented Hellboy in 1993 as part of San Diego Comic-Con Comics, and the character became widely popular since then. It was featured in graphic novels, video games, animated movies and two live-action feature films. First Hellboy feature film was released in 2004 and had Guillermo del Toro in the role of a director, while Ron Perlman starred as the titular character. After positive reviews, a sequel titled Hellboy II: The Golden Army was released in 2008, meeting with widespread acclaims. Guillermo del Toro expressed interest to return for the third movie, with Perlman also wanting to reprise his role. However, the idea never came to fruition, since the studio had a different vision compared to del Toro, who wanted to make his own script for the third movie. He was offered to be involved as a producer, but refused.
The studio finally opted to do a reboot when Neil Marshall joined the project. Perlman refused to reprise his role after he found out that del Toro won’t return as a director.