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post #251 of 312
I'm on board.
post #252 of 312
I, for one, am cautiously excited.
post #253 of 312
I'm trying to figure out whether the body is cgi or not.
post #254 of 312
Also, I think he's wearing shorts which is cool.
post #255 of 312
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Originally Posted by Kriegaffe View Post

Also, I think he's wearing shorts which is cool.

Nope, they are pants.

And love it.

post #256 of 312

Looks perfect, can't complain.

post #257 of 312
Doesn't he look exactly like he did in the first two movies?
post #258 of 312

Not quite. The hair's longer, and so are the horn stubs. The Fist of Doom looks more metal than stone, too. 

post #259 of 312
David Harbour, Ian McShane, and Neil Marshall are enough to excite me to a level that is comically more exuberant than what I had for the other films involving the property.
post #260 of 312
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

Not quite. The hair's longer, and so are the horn stubs. The Fist of Doom looks more metal than stone, too. 

No, they look exactly alike!
post #261 of 312

Yeah, that's awfully close to the Del Toro take... but Harbour's looks way meaner. Perlman's Hellboy you still wanted to hug (like real hug, not Bradito hug).

 

The real question is: hooves or boots? TEAM HOOVES.

post #262 of 312

This isn't aimed at anyone here but I'm kind of disappointed to see people in comment sections using this as an excuse to shit on Perlman's Hellboy, which is really unnecessary. I thought he was really great in those two movies, and brought a lot of heart to the character. 

post #263 of 312
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

This isn't aimed at anyone here but I'm kind of disappointed to see people in comment sections using this as an excuse to shit on Perlman's Hellboy, which is really unnecessary. I thought he was really great in those two movies, and brought a lot of heart to the character. 

 

Perlman was great playing the character as written. The problem was more with how the character was written.

post #264 of 312

Agreed. He was the Henry Cavill of Hellboy movies!

post #265 of 312

I found another shot. This one's a fairly shitty candid, but... hm. Click to embiggenate.

 

 

I really don't like the full head of Danzig hair. And this shot makes him look like he belongs in the Fox mini series of Hellboy.

post #266 of 312

His eyes looked weirdly squished there.

post #267 of 312

As with all things, we're really going to need to see this in motion before we'll have any idea how good it looks (or doesn't). God, do you remember when the first photos of Batfleck came out? 

post #268 of 312

Agreed. I really liked the look in the first photo posted.

post #269 of 312
I'm still bitter that we're not getting Hellboy 3.
post #270 of 312
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

This isn't aimed at anyone here but I'm kind of disappointed to see people in comment sections using this as an excuse to shit on Perlman's Hellboy, which is really unnecessary. I thought he was really great in those two movies, and brought a lot of heart to the character. 


Same here. He was funny, yet also full of heart and convincing as a physical badass.

 

Like Bradito said, I really wish we got a proper final installment for the Perlman/Del Toro films.

post #271 of 312
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Doesn't he look exactly like he did in the first two movies?
Close enough to me that I didn't notice a difference until I saw a side by side.
post #272 of 312
TEAM BLUE!!!


Oh, sorry. Looks good! TEAM RED!
post #273 of 312
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

This isn't aimed at anyone here but I'm kind of disappointed to see people in comment sections using this as an excuse to shit on Perlman's Hellboy, which is really unnecessary. I thought he was really great in those two movies, and brought a lot of heart to the character. 

 

I had no idea there was so much resentment until this one appeared on the scene (although I guess I should have expected it.  It's comic books after all)  Ironic given if you asked what the wildest dreams of geekery would call up for a movie project in about 2002 it would probably have been a Hellboy movie starring Ron Perlman directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

I'm pretty sure even saying he brought heart to the character would cause some bristling along the lines of  Hellboy doesn't have heart! He has burdened and slightly wounded laconic stoicism unsullied by faggy feelings about girls and things!  And also fuck you!

 

I'm not one given to hyperbole but I used to think nine circles of hell was overkill until I met fanboys.

post #274 of 312
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I found another shot. This one's a fairly shitty candid, but... hm. Click to embiggenate.

 

 

I really don't like the full head of Danzig hair. And this shot makes him look like he belongs in the Fox mini series of Hellboy.


Yeah, the hair is not working for me at all. Ideally he should have even less hair than the del Toro Hellboy did.

 

I'd also really like to see the Right Hand of Doom properly lit in colour. I think it looks more like polished stone than metal, but there are enough people saying it looks like metal that I'm concerned. It being stone is kind of important for more than just aesthetic reasons

post #275 of 312
Looks like Hellboy. I dig it.
post #276 of 312
post #277 of 312

Looks like Hellboy, but not Pearlman so not quite correct.  

post #278 of 312
I dunno, when I first saw it I had to look closely to make sure it WASN'T Perlman.
post #279 of 312

Huh.  Exact opposite for me.  It's got an uncanny valley thing. 

post #280 of 312

I have a picture of David Harbour next to that and I'm not even sure it's him. Hope he can act inside all that plaster and styrofoam.

post #281 of 312

I'm looking forward to seeing how Harbour portrays the character based on his comments to a podcast recently:

 

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 I think Hellboy has a certain psycho dynamic, where occasionally he has to prove that he's the lion, has to roar, and I think he struggles with his own masculinity. But I don't think he needs that as much as maybe those other movies. I have a bit of a different take on his capability or his slickness. I sort of think that for me he's a little less skilled at constructing that persona.
post #282 of 312
I think Perlman brought a lot more character to Hellboy than was there on the page. It's gonna be a bit of a problem for this iteration since most people will know the GdT version rather than the comics. If it deviates too much from that first adaptation it will be a weird disconnect.
post #283 of 312
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Originally Posted by Kriegaffe View Post

I think Perlman brought a lot more character to Hellboy than was there on the page. It's gonna be a bit of a problem for this iteration since most people will know the GdT version rather than the comics. If it deviates too much from that first adaptation it will be a weird disconnect.

 

*nods* I have the barest familiarity with the comics; almost all of my understanding of the character comes from the GDT/Perlman version. And I loved Perlman in the role. It looks like Marshall and Harbour are going for a rougher-edged HB, which is fine with me. Since I assume this is a reboot, I'd rather it be a different take on the character rather than trying to continue the previous interpretation.

post #284 of 312

I will admit that I am bit worried about the portrayal of Hellboy being harder. I liked Perlman's take that Hellboy was practically an adolescent in a state of arrested development. It gave the audience a good way to connect with him. I worry that this will look nice and have all of the beats of a decent flick, but we'll have very little invested in the lead character.

post #285 of 312

Is Mike Mignola actually writing the script? IMDb tells me he's one of three people credited but I don't know if that's because it's based on his comicbook. One of the other writers was apparently involved in the BTVS: Chaos Bleed videogame. I haven't thought about that game for years.  

post #286 of 312
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I will admit that I am bit worried about the portrayal of Hellboy being harder. I liked Perlman's take that Hellboy was practically an adolescent in a state of arrested development. It gave the audience a good way to connect with him. I worry that this will look nice and have all of the beats of a decent flick, but we'll have very little invested in the lead character.

 

The look of the character makes me worry for the same reasons. Again, it's probably just the hair (it's awful) but despite being a hellspawn, Hellboy was really and truly just an everyman having to deal with killing threats to humanity like you and I slog through a spreadsheet at work. His blue-collar demeanor is what makes the character great. A giant fucking Lovecraftian monster from the depths of the beyond and his general response is "Aw, crap."

 

But this take on the character makes him look like kind of an asshole alpha male who likes to punch people in metal concert circle pits. Gotta wait for a teaser to see what the tone will be like.

post #287 of 312
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So, what are the thoughts on DDK being Korean-American? Is it a positive step still, or is the same difference as casting Skrein? He's a good actor, so for that reason I am excited to see him in the role. Beyond that, I'm too ignorant to comment on whether it is appropriately representational.

Referring back to wd40's comment from before:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Lexialex/status/908476212405661696
post #288 of 312

Cellphone shots are popping up as filming for this thing is underway. I won't post any here because that's always been a bit of a grey area around these parts, but they're easily found on sites that rhyme with edit.

 

So, Hellboy has the long hair, and some of it is tied in the back in his traditional knot. It's pretty samurai-looking. I'd prefer the look from the comics, but whatever... Also, he's back in combat boots again. No hooves. Someone did an edit of the Harbour photo, and damn if it isn't perfect.

 

post #289 of 312

Hooves would be cool but I'm fine with boots. Probably a budget/shooting hassle thing.

post #290 of 312
#TeamHooves
post #291 of 312

Oh, you.

post #292 of 312
Maybe he has hooves inside his boots, like that one guy on "Inhumans."
post #293 of 312
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Maybe he has hooves inside his boots, like that one guy on "Inhumans."



Tangent: watching the SyFy makeup challenge show Face Off: Game Face, they introduced one of the judges as having worked on Inhumans. I was like, you sure want that on your resume?

post #294 of 312

Is Inhumans even airing yet, or did they decide it was DOA and scrapped it?

 

From what I've seen, I'd be just fine if that thing went the way of the Adrianne Palicki Wonder Woman.

post #295 of 312

Hellboy reboot?

 

post #296 of 312

The cellphone photos appear to indicate that the hand is stone; not metal as some have feared. Just particularly glossy in that promo photo.

post #297 of 312

This movie has made the news again - this time because people are apparently not happy that something involving a literal Hell demon is being filmed in their 900 year old Cathedral. 

 

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 The decision has proved controversial. Pamela Eagan who lives opposite the building said she was horrified.

"For heavens's sake. Are we losing sight of what this was built for?" she said.

"I have to say I am surprised and shocked."

In a statement, cathedral officials said they realised the decision might cause concern, but allowed filming after looking further into the story.

They said the superhero's true nature was that of a defender against the forces of darkness, in an eternal battle of good against evil.

The cathedral did not say how much they were paid for filming to take place.

post #298 of 312

I'm sure far, far worse has gone on in that cathedral.

post #299 of 312
Fuck ‘em!
post #300 of 312
Are they upset that it's not Perlman, like any good Christian?
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