The Hellboy reboot will take a little bit longer to get to the big screen.
Summit Entertainment had previously scheduled the release for January 11, 2019. Now the filmed has moved to April 12 release date. The movie will now follow DC’s upcoming Shazam movie which is scheduled for April 5, 2019.
In an interview with THR, David Harbour described the team’s goals with the Hellboy reboot, saying they wanted to follow comic book films such as Logan and Deadpool and not fall into the typical, “popcorn-y” style superhero movies that flood the industry.
“This was something that I couldn’t pass up because I love those [Mike] Mignola comics. And the mythos we are in now, I feel like two strains are running. They are making these kind of popcorn-y, somewhat two-dimensional comic book movies and then there is this strain like Logan and Deadpool. That is what I am drawn to in the genre. I would love to do a Hellboy where you love him, but you’re also not quite sure about him.”
The upcoming Hellboy reboot also stars Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane, and more. It’s slated to release in January 2019.