Lionsgate Films and Summit Entertainment have released the brand new trailer for the upcoming Hellboy reboot, which has rightfully been given the red band treatment. A green band trailer has been released alongside this trailer, but we’re here to talk about the movie as it will be shown, as it’s officially been given an R-rating. The reboot was directed by Neil Marshall with Stranger Things‘ David Harbour putting on the horns this time around as the legendary half-demon superhero is quickly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human race, where he becomes hell-bent on stopping a resurrected ancient sorceress (Milla Jovovich) before the end of the world.
If there’s one thing this trailer did, it didn’t hold back. After the backlash the movie received from the debut trailer, the studio and marketing team pulled a smart move and threw everything at you to see how you feel about it. If most fans reacted like I did, more than just a couple of minds have been changed. I think this looks awesome. I thoroughly enjoy the first set of movies, but let’s be clear, this is a very different kind of Hellboy. There’s definitely similarities between the two, but I am really starting to love what I’m seeing from this reboot.
The biggest impact this trailer had on me, personally, was that it completely flips the script from the first trailer. The first trailer was way to jokey and light-hearted, showing the “fun” side of the property, for the lack of a better word. It’s a big appeal of the character and franchise, but truthfully, that’s not what I’m looking forward to. That’s why I highly disliked the first trailer. I’m looking forward to this movie because of what this trailer shows; the chaotic, bloody, monstrous mayhem that these characters will be involved in. I’m excited for this one now, really excited. Bravo.
Check out the brand new trailer below and after doing so, leave your comments in the section below! How did you react to this trailer? Which one do you like better? Have you been looking forward to it? How about now? Also starring Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim and Sasha Lane, Marshall’s Hellboy brings hell to theaters on April 12th.