11:12am PT by Aaron Couch
'Hellboy' Reboot Pushed Back 3 Months to April 2019
Hellboy fans will have to wait a little longer to see the half-demon hero in theaters again.
The film's release date has been pushed back to April 12, 2019, Summit Entertainment announced Wednesday. It previously had been set to open Jan. 11, 2019. The new date means Hellboy will open just one week after fellow superhero movie Shazam! from Warner Bros. and DC. That film opens April 5, 2019.
April 12, 2019 already has a few wide releases set to debut, and Hellboy will now square off against Robert Downey Jr.'s The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle from Universal, as well as Fox's Breakthrough (starring Chrissy Metz and Topher Grace) and the YA adaptation After from Aviron Pictures.
Hellboy stars Stranger Things actor David Harbour in the title role and has a script from the comic book character's creator, Mike Mignola, who penned the script along with Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden. The Descent and Game of Thrones' helmer Neil Marshall is directing the project. Hellboy also stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and Daniel Dae Kim.
The Hellboy team will be at New York Comic Con next week, sparking speculation that the first trailer could bow then. The reboot follows two films from director Guillermo Del Toro and star Ron Perlman.