The first poster for 2019’s Hellboy has oozed up from the depths and, let’s be honest, it’s making everyone horny. Hellboy? More like Hellbae, am I right. Though some prosthetics are surely involved, it looks like David Harbour (Stranger Things) has gotten truly jacked and is looking snatched for the role of Hellboy. In this new incarnation of Mike Mignola’s comic, the fun-loving, hard-drinking superhero tries to avoid ending the world (because he’s the prophesied Beast of the Apocalypse, oof) while stopping Nimue the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) from invading the mortal plane with an army of demonic fairies.
Director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones, Dog Soldiers) appears to be embracing a hard-R rating for his crack at the Hellboy franchise. Screenwriter Andrew Cosby has stated that they are going for a “darker, more gruesome version of Hellboy. Neil said from the very beginning that he wanted to walk a razor’s edge between horror and comic book movie, which was music to my ears, because that’s what I was shooting for in the script, and precisely what Mignola does so well with the comics.”
The tagline so far is “Legendary AF.” I’d like to think that they are saving “Lit” for the near future, but it’s entirely possible that Trump Jr. killed that one for good. In any case, the poster is pretty chill, dope, major key, Gucci, etc. Fire swords are never a bad idea (unless you’re a sword swallower), and the fully grown horns could mean trouble for not only the bad guys, but everyone else as well (in the previous two Hellboy films the big guy could be seen filing down his horns in an attempt to show him rebelling against his destiny).
While it may seem like the world has already ended and we are living in the dark place, the end is truly coming on April 12, 2019 when Hellboy lands in theaters. Peep the poster (thanks to EW) below and tell your compadres how much it slays.