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Hellboy Reboot Gets An ‘Official’ R-Rating

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

New Hellboy sees David Harbour (left) in the titular role.
New Hellboy sees David Harbour (left) in the titular role.

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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 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

David Harbour as Hellboy
David Harbour as Hellboy

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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.

Source: Comicbook, Twitter

Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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