'Hellboy' 2019 reboot will have no connection to previous movies

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A poster of the 2019 "Hellboy" reboot. Hellboy/Facebook

The upcoming 2019 “Hellboy” reboot will have a unique flavour to it, and it will be different from the previous Guillermo del Toro movies. In a recent interview, the comic book creator of the character Mike Mignola talked about the discussions they had about the film, and how a decision was made that it will be something totally new.

In an interview with Deadline, Mignola said that he was surprised that there is no subtitle for the upcoming movie, but he also explained the possible rational for it. There is a passionate fan base of the del Toro movies, and the title of the new movie sends a message to everyone that this is something new and not connected to those movies.

The upcoming film will be directed by Neil Marshall, who is known for his work in the horror genre. Mignola said that they considered continuing the story from the events in “The Golden Army,” but the question they asked themselves was if this would be fair to the new director.

The producers later decided that it would best to let the new director focus on the tone that he has experience in, which is horror. This meant that the new movie would have a darker tone.

The team then went through the whole script to remove any “del Toro-ism,” giving the film a fresh feel. The plot is still based on the source material, but the movie is quite different from the comics with a distinct character. David Harbour has been chosen to play the lead character in the film.

“Hellboy” reboot is set to be released on April 12, 2019 in the US. The producers are yet to announce an exact release date for Australia. The other cast members of the film include Milla Jovovich (Nimue the Blood Queen) and Ian McShane (Professor Bruttenholm).

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