New Artwork Gives First Look at Hellboy Reboot
The much anticipated Hellboy panel at NYCC is less than a day away, and we have already gotten some info to digest about the upcoming Hellboy reboot. Today we received our first look at the cast other than Hellboy via a promotional poster. While the poster seems to be a hybrid pencil/photograph mashup, we get a very clear look at what our protagonists and antagonists will look like.
This includes a look at Gruagach, a character that fans were previously nervous had been cut from the film due to a lack of casting information. We also get a look at what appears to be Sadu-hem. While it was known that a monster would be in the film, it was never confirmed to be good ol’ Sadu-hem, and while this certainly could still just be “some Lovecraftian monster,” it appears more likely that this is everyone’s favorite squid guy (Is he a squid or a kid?).
Gruagach of Lough Leane and his spooky demon buddies are looking creepy and hyper realistic as ever, although it is unclear wether this is the artist’s doing or if they will actually look this way in the final product. In the bottom left we see the Baba Yaga, looking absolutely hideous, as she should. Thanks to @shanejbell on Twitter for pointing this one out, I couldn’t see it at first and I thought she was an old man. Her design is quite different from her comic book appearance, as she lacks headwear and her… well you know… they’re smaller. However, her face seems far crazier in this iteration, as compared to her more vacant expression in the comic book. And of course we have Mila Jojovich as the Blood Queen, whose distinct red coloring does not stand out much in this poster due to the whole thing literally being red and orange. However she certainly looks like the Blood Queen.
Perhaps most surprising is the clear influence of the Guillermo Del Toro films. In the background there appear to be giant monsters plucked straight from Del Toro’s brain, running against the assumption by most fans that this film would be a straight up departure from the original films. Presumably, this will be the Blood Queen’s army, but they could also be a new take on the Ogdru-Hem, which roamed the earth during the time of Hellboy: The Wild Hunt.
Of course we finally get a look at Alice, Bruttenholm, and Damio. While it is hard to comment on their appearances much since they look like, well, their actors, it is notable that while Damio certainly has a scar on his face it is nowhere near as prevalent as his comic book iteration. Also, Ian McShane’s Trevor Bruttenholm is a notable departure from his comic book counterpart, forgoing the signature van-dyke beard and bowtie for a less nerdy appearance. Personally, seeing Bruttenholm without a bowtie is unsettling to me, it’s almost like he’s naked. This movie has taken away Hellboy’s bun and Bruttenholm’s bowtie (and his beard kinda); truly the apocalypse is upon us.
While it is not much to go off of, this new promotional artwork does look promising. What do you think? Is this looking like the reboot you want? Follow us on Facebook, HERE, or on Twitter HERE, for our coverage of the NYCC panel and for all things Hellboy!