Hellboy NYCC Trailer Description: The Last & Only Hope

One of the most exciting events at New York Comic-Con this year was the Hellboy panel, in which star David Harbour (Stranger Things), his co-stars Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Sasha Lane (American Honey), and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola presented fans with the first trailer for the upcoming movie reboot. Directed by Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers), the movie pits Hellboy against Nimue, the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich), an ancient sorceress who is hell-bent on revenge and the destruction of mankind.

Hellboy faces the challenge of winning over audiences after two well-liked Hellboy moves from director Guillermo del Toro, which starred Ron Perlman in the title role, but fans seem to be open to this new take and excited to see what Harbour can bring to the role. During the panel, the actor described Marshall’s Hellboy as “a monster movie right out of Frankenstein, updated for 2018.” It will have more of a monster movie tone that emphasizes the horror elements, in contrast to the fantasy tone of del Toro’s movies. We’ve pieced together descriptions of the trailer from several sources to give those who weren’t able to attend an idea of what to expect when Hellboy arrives in theaters next year.

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The trailer opened with a scene in which Hellboy arriving at a crime scene, with cops surrounding a building. When Hellboy exits his vehicle a panicking SWAT officer shoots at him and Hellboy, annoyed, yells “I’m on your side!” The officer apologizes, replying, “My bad.” From there, the footage launched into a collection of brief clips set to Billy Idol’s “Mony Mony.”

  • A series of clips introduce the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD), which Ian McShane’s Professor Bruttenholm describes as, “The line in the sand, we fight against the forces of darkness.”
  • The BPRD arrive at their secret headquarters in England, whose front is a quaint little shop. Hellboy is skeptical, and Kim’s Ben Daimio asks him if he expected it to be labelled “Secret Headquarters.” When they go in, the old lady behind the counter asks Hellboy for ID and he asks, “Are you serious?”
  • Hellboy is asked if his Hand of Doom can do anything special. He replies, “It smashes things real good,” and then offers a demonstration.
  • Ben Daimio isn’t too happy when he first meets Hellboy, saying, “I thought we were fighting monsters, not working with them.” Hellboy retorts, “Who you calling monster, pal? You look in the mirror recently, Scarface?” In another clip, Hellboy calls Ben an “asshole.” It seems like there’ll be a fair bit of friction between these two.
  • Hellboy wonders aloud if he’s nothing more than a weapon, and Professor Bruttenholm tells him that he wants him to be the best version of himself that he can be.
  • Professor Bruttenholm gives Hellboy his gun, the Good Samaritan. Hellboy cocks the gun and comments, “Some parents get their kids LEGOS.”
  • Hellboy and Alice (Lane) are seen fighting side-by-side in a setting that resembles a factory, with Bruttenhol saying in voiceover, “You are our last and only hope.”
  • Hellboy interrupts a ritual being held by the Blood Queen, sardonically asking her, “Did I interrupt?” She replies, “No, you’re right on time.”
  • There’s plenty of action, including one particularly bloody clip of someone getting shot in the head and gore splattering towards the camera, emphasizing that this will be an R-rated affair.
  • The trailer ends with an impressive shot of Hellboy in his full demonic glory, rising from a pit with his flaming sword and crown. The crowd went crazy when they saw this.

You can expect to see an emphasis on practical effects over CGI in the movie, with Harbour even throwing a little shade at Thanos when comparing his character with the big purple villain of Avengers: Infinity War. Harbour quickly amended that by saying that he thinks Infinity War is “a great movie,” but went on to say, “I do lament that [Hollywood] uses a lot of CGI right now, and I love the practical stuff.”

Unfortunately the trailer was not released online, so it may be a while before everyone else gets a look at Harbour’s version of the character in action. However, the positive response from fans in attendance definitely has us excited for this one, so hopefully Lionsgate won’t keep us waiting for a trailer much longer.

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Source:, IGN, Deadline, Gizmodo

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2018-10-06 05:10:55 – Hannah Shaw-Williams

Doctor Who Season 11 Premiere Video: Jodie Whittaker Arrives On Earth

Season 11 of Doctor Who is set to premiere next month, but before that the BBC has another sneak peek at the new Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker. The new season brings with it sweeping changes for the series and its title character as Whittaker embodies the female version of the character many fans — and incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall — wanted. And speaking of showrunner, Chibnall, the creator of Broadchurch, will replace longtime Who showrunner Stephen Moffat, whose final episode was the recent Christmas Special, ‘Twice Upon a Time.’

As such, there’s a great deal of anticipation for the changes that will be brought forth in the new season. So far, the BBC hasn’t been too shy about Whittaker’s take on the character, offering an extensive trailer not long ago that teased some of the upcoming season’s bigger moments. Now, as the premiere creeps ever closer, the network delivers a better look at the new Doctor, from the moment she lands on Earth and meets a pair of humans who are as flummoxed as she is. 

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The new clip is from the premiere, ‘The Woman Who Fell To Earth,’ and it offers a full scene between a befuddled Doctor and two new characters, Yasmin Kahn (Mandip Gill) and Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), who aren’t exactly sure what to make of this chatty woman who claims to have been a “white-haired Scotsman” half an hour ago. Check out the clip below: 

To no one’s surprise, Whittaker is utterly charming in the role, playing off the lingering effects of the Doctor’s regeneration with plenty of humor and at least one (unintentional?) pun. Chibnall’s writing sees the Doctor as energetic and eager to converse with her newfound friends, despite not even realizing she’s a woman now. That last bit is also an intriguing look into the slightly altered personality of the ever-changing character, as this new Doctor seems pleased to have finally taken on this new form. 

Audiences are just a week away from the new season of Doctor Who, which is itself quite a change, as the most recent season began airing in the spring of that year. This early October start will push quite nicely into the inevitable Christmas Special, which will make the change over from Moffat and Capaldi to Chibnall and Whittaker complete. 

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Doctor Who season 11 premieres Sunday, October 7 @8pm on BBC America.

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2018-09-29 02:09:32 – Kevin Yeoman

Marvel’s Black Panther Arrives On Netflix Next Month

After a box office run that saw the film gross an astonishing $1.344 billion worldwide, Marvel and Disney’s Black Panther will make its Netflix debut in September. Black Panther will however be one of the last Disney movies released on Netflix as the studio prepares to launch its own subscription streaming service.

A phenomenon upon its release earlier this year, Black Panther’s impact was felt well beyond the box office, as the movie became as much a cultural cause as a blockbuster. Due in large part to the film’s cultural impact, many have predicted Black Panther will have a real chance to contend for this year’s Oscar for Best Picture, becoming the rare superhero film to receive such recognition. Perhaps at least partially in response to the buzz over Black Panther getting an Oscar nod, the Academy recently announced the creation of a new Best Popular Film category, with an eye toward giving more audience-friendly fare a chance to win gold during awards season (and hopefully draw more viewers to the Oscars ceremony).

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With Black Panther garnering Oscar buzz as well as basking in the glow of a massive box office run, Netflix subscribers will get a chance to watch – or re-watch – the film beginning on September 4, as revealed by Netflix Twitter account Strong Black Lead. Black Panther joins Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Captain America: Civil War on Netflix’s currently available line-up of MCU films. But as previously mentioned, with Disney looking to launch its own streaming service, there’s no telling how long the above titles will remain available to Netflix users.

According to previous reports, Disney’s deal with Netflix will cover MCU films through Ant-Man and the Wasp, but will end with next year’s Captain Marvel. This means 2018’s other MCU blockbuster, the universe-shaking Avengers: Infinity War, will also become available on Netflix at some point likely late in the year. It’s possible that around Christmas time families will be able to gather for a truly awesome Netflix double-feature of Black Panther and Infinity War.

But folks who swear by Netflix shouldn’t get too attached to the MCU movies available on the service. Naturally, Disney will want all their huge titles available to make their streaming service as loaded as possible with desirable content, and of course they won’t want their competitors being able to show the same movies. Unfortunately for Disney, their other huge franchise Star Wars will not be fully available when the streaming service launches, due to issues relating to TV and streaming rights. Given the lack of Star Wars, Disney will be leaning even more heavily on Black Panther and the rest of their MCU films to give their new service a leg-up.

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Source: Netflix

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