Hellboy Trailer Drops a Day Early After Twitter Leak
After briefly posting the trailer a day early by accident, it has now been released early on purpose.
By Chris Morse
It’s been an interesting day for the upcoming Hellboy reboot. Fans have been anticipating the trailer reveal since earlier this week and they got their wish, although a day early. And by accident… but only at first. The trailer briefly showed up on the movie’s official Twitter account earlier today before being deleted, but not before several outlets were able to save a copy and repost it elsewhere.
Since the new trailer was inevitably making its way around the internet after the accidental leak, the official accounts for Hellboy decided to go ahead and just get it out there officially, which is now available for you to watch above.
It’s… an interesting trailer that really seems to be over-focusing on the comedic elements, which definitely have their place if not overdone, but this approach is likely aimed at appealing to a broader audience than just fans of Mike Mignola’s graphic novel series.
Director Neil Marshall had previously indicated that the reboot will be a darker take on Hellboy than the previous films but we just aren’t seeing that here yet. In fact, they doubled down on a lot of the goofier, humor-focused elements and teased little more than a few small bits of the dark imagery and the violence we were looking forward to seeing.
While this may be a disappointment to fans of the source material, we’re willing to bet that the second trailer will eventually pull back the curtain farther on some of those darker bits we are all hoping to see. For now, though, it feels like something else entirely but we will hold out some hope for a more well-rounded film as we see more in the coming months.
The Hellboy reboot, based on the graphic novel by Mike Mignola, was written by Andrew Cosby and directed by Neil Marshall. Starring is Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular character, along with Milla Jovovich and Ian McShane. The film will be released on April 12th, 2019.