Directed by Neil Marshall.
Starring David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim, Stephen Graham, Sophie Okonedo, Alistair Petrie and Thomas Haden Church.
The titular demon turned paranormal investigator fights to prevent the return of the Blood Queen before she destroys mankind.
“It’s 517 Ad,” intones the gravelly voice of Ian McShane in the opening voiceover of Hellboy, adding “known as the Dark Ages… and for fucking good reason”. A couple more curse words and a bloody dismembering later, director Neil Marshall has made something of a statement – this ain’t your momma’s Hellboy movie. It’s one in which the title character isn’t the only thing that’s big, red and violent. This is a superhero adventure that’s shooting for the success of Deadpool, but is closer in tone to Venom, in that it’s completely wild to its very core.