Creator Mike Mignola recently noted that Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot, a darker (and rated R) vision than Guillermo del Toro’s films, is going to be as faithful to the comic books as possible, particularly adapting three Duncan Fegredo-illustrated miniseries’ in the world of comics: Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury.
And speaking of comic book faithfulness, the first “in the wild” marketing for Marshall’s Hellboy plays up that fact. Star Milla Jovovich, who plays Nimue (“The Blood Queen”) in the film, took to Instagram last night to share a photo of a giant banner that’s on display in Los Angeles, on Wilshire Blvd. “The Blood Queen has risen,” she wrote.
That banner, well, it should make fans of the comic books very happy!
The new film’s plot follows the hero and his ragtag team of paranormal researchers who are trying to save the world from a medieval sorceress who wants to destroy humankind.
David Harbour is your new Hellboy. The cast also includes Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, Penelope Mitchell, Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie.
Look for the return of Hellboy on January 11, 2019.