The “Hellboy” reboot featuring “Stranger Things” star David Harbour in the titular role has been pushed back to April 12, 2019, Summit Entertainment announced Wednesday.
The film had been set to open Jan. 11, 2019 and will now open one week after “Shazam!” does.
The first “Hellboy” earned a worldwide total of $99 million at the box office and starred Perlman and Selma Blair. Its sequel performed better, earning $160 million worldwide. Although the movies weren’t runaway smash hits, critics loved them, with each earning a score in the 80s on Rotten Tomatoes.
In a recent interview with TheWrap, Harbour described the reboot as “darker” and “more of a character piece.”
“It’s a character that I love, and sort of in the way, I think Mike [Mignola] and a bunch of other people saw me in ‘Stranger Things’ and wanted me to play Hellboy and I think he has some parallels to him,” Harbour said.
“He’s another complicated antihero who is not strictly good or bad, he’s just trying to do the right thing. I think he’s a demon, he’s crazy, and he’s also sweet and vulnerable and neurotic […] so there’s a lot of complexity there.”
Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin and Mike Richardson are producing. Milla Jovovich and Daniel Dae Kim co-star.