At last we have a fresh look at the new Hellboy in a sizzling poster for the upcoming film reboot. We've seen precious little of Big Red since a single image from the film of David Harbour from Stranger Things in the iconic makeup first surfaced, while the more recent news that the movie's release has been pushed back three months was met with a mix of caution and trepidation.
The new image, however, which was shared by EW on its Instagram account and website today, should go a long way toward boosting fans' confidence:
Two things to note right away about the poster are that a) Hellboy is sporting his full horns on his head, as opposed to the shaved-down stumps that are usually there, and b) this is our first full look at the Right Hand of Doom, of which we only saw the top in that previous photo. While this is a poster and perhaps not completely photo-accurate, it certainly gives us a good sense of what that apocalyptic appendage looks like in this movie.
All in all, Hellboy looks mean as hell and ready for supernatural warfare in the image, and he'll have to be both: the folklore-heavy plot pits the heroic monster against the ancient sorceress Nimue the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich, who's also working with original Hellboy Ron Perlman on her new Monster Hunter project). Her plan to raise a demonic army and wreak havoc upon humankind is based on a specific story arc from creator Mike Mignola called "The Wild Hunt."
Chances are good that we'll see Big Red in action this Saturday (Oct. 6), when the official Hellboy panel at New York Comic Con is set to take place at 11 a.m. Harbour, Mignola, and cast members Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim and Sasha Lane, almost certainly along with a first trailer, will all be there, although director Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) will apparently be absent. If that's because he's busy working to get the movie finished, then we'd say it's a good thing he's staying behind.
Fire up the comments section below with your thoughts on the new Hellboy poster. The movie opens on Apr. 12, 2019.