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The first trailer for the upcoming Hellboy reboot was revealed at New York Comic-Con during the film’s panel, but for now Summit Entertainment is keeping the footage offline. Luckily, we were in attendance and got to witness the first footage from the highly anticipated film.
The Q&A portion of the panel teed up the trailer very well. Mignola, Lane and Kim were clearly thrilled to be there and talk about the project, but the value of having someone like Harbour as your headliner and leader was very clear on stage. Not only is he a wonderful, genuine showman on stage but he also made a point to express great respect for the source material and the previous films, and was just brimming with positivity and excitement over his chance to bring this character to screen.
Footage - Play - Play - Cutting - Trailer
As for the footage, unfortunately we can’t do a play by play with a quick cutting trailer, but I can tell you that it played extremely well to the New York Comic-Con crowd. It’s brimming with an infectious energy and actually manages to suggest that it really might be worth another go-around with this character on the big screen.
The piece does have some CGI, like a digital dragon and some extensive, hellish set pieces, but the extra effort Harbour went through to create a homemade Hellboy costume to train during pre-production before hitting the set seems to have paid off big time. He looks fantastic as Hellboy in the footage and sells him as a winning, believable character in seconds. Even though we’re talking about a minimal amount of material here, we still catch glimpses of a number of the qualities that make Hellboy such a wildly entertaining individual.
Example - Humor - Hellboy - Bite - Display
For example, the humor. Hellboy’s got some serious bite and that’s on display throughout this piece, like for instance,...
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