Dragons, trolls and Mo from ‘Eastenders’: Watch the first trailer for ‘Hellboy’ starring David Harbour from ‘Stranger Things’

The reboot is released next year

The first trailer for the upcoming reboot of Hellboy has been released.

Due for release on April 12, 2019, the modern reboot follows the initial launch of the comic book series with 2004’s Hellboy movie, which was followed by Hellboy II: The Golden Army in 2008.

The originals saw Ron Perlman playing the titular character but the reboot will star David Harbour, Ian McShane and Milla Jovovich and is directed by Neil Marshall.

The trailer gives a sneak peek at what we can expect from the forthcoming film. Watch it below.

Earlier this week, a new ‘motion poster’ for the film was revealed. The image was shared by the film’s star, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, on his Instagram.

“Awwwww, crap… Look who’s coming in April,” Harbour said. “No, not the 50% still left of the Avengers – hell, that’s practically May…

“April 12th showers bring one Big Red Flower, beast of the apocalypse, The right hand of doom, the buttkicker of the BPRD, and a host of all kinds of big ole giants and witches and fairies and janky overgrown ugly pig monsters from your nightmares.”

It’s the second official image to be released from the project. In October, the first poster garnered a positive reaction from die-hard fans.

Earlier this year, Selma Blair revealed that she was ‘heartbroken’ that the filmmakers decided to go ahead with a reboot rather than a sequel.

The upcoming Hellboy has been controversial beyond the decision to make it a reboot, with British actor Ed Skrein originally cast as Major Ben Daimio, prompting a backlash for ‘whitewashing’ a character who was Japanese-American in the comics.