The second 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.
December’s first trailer suggested that the film would be more comedic than many fans were expecting, but this new Red Band promo delivers the dark, violent goods. It’s packed with gore, bad language, and apocalyptic action, and also reveals Milla Jovovich’s evil Blood Queen for the first time. Which isn’t to say it’s not funny too–this Hellboy is still a wise-cracking badass. Check it out above.
Hellboy releases on April 12, 2019. It also stars 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 recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Harbour explained that the movie isn’t an origin story–as when 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?”