As we expected, Hellboy reboot by Lionsgate’s which is set to release in April, 2019 has received an official R-rating. Hellboy has gotten the adult rating for “bloody violence and strong language”.
New Hellboy Will Be R-Rated
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This further confirms the previous reports that the Hellboy reboot will come with an R-rating after both Guillermo Del Toro’s ratings were PG-13. As per Hellboy star David Harbour, the Reboot will deal with mature themes that help add to the R-rating.
It’s what we deserve. Neil Marshall’s HELLBOY: Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language…and because they advertised it as “Legendary AF.”
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) February 27, 2019
“It goes R not for reasons of nudity,” Harbour explained. “It goes R for a bit of gore and horror, but also a bit of just the mature aspect of it, the mature themes of it. Just that we’re dealing with complicated subjects.”
David Harbour’s Hellboy Will Be More Comic-Accurate
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola revealed that Harbour’s version of the character is much more Comic accurate than what fans saw in Ron Perlman’s in the last two films.
“In the del Toro films, Hellboy is kind of penned up, and kept secret, and that is not what we have here [in the upcoming film],” Mignola mentions. “This is truer to the comic, in that Hellboy’s been out in the world. He’s not a top-secret, hidden away guy. He’s an out-there-in-the-world, functioning, working adult.”
“So you’ve got that working stiff, been there, done that vibe with Harbour, that you just couldn’t have with Ron because it was played so differently,” the writer elaborates. “[With Harbour’s Hellboy] there’s a little bit more angsty, find-your-place-in-the-world, a frustration with his role.”
Hellboy: Release Date and Cast
Hellboy release date is set for April 12th. Hellboy is helmed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) from a script by Mignola, Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden, and Aron Coleite. Harbour stars in the flick alongside Daniel Dae Kim, Mila Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Thomas Haden Church, Brian Gleeson, Sophie Okonedo, and Penelope Mitchell.