Hellboy Reboot Officially Gets Its R-Rating

Talk of Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot has always indicated an R-Rating, and now it’s official as the MPAA has given it an “R” for “strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language.” Unlike Del Toro’s PG-13 adaptation, it seems that Marshall’s creation will be more violent, as promised.

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Stranger Things‘ David Harbour stars as the title character, and will be joined by Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) who plays Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom), Milla Jovovich (The Fifth ElementResident Evil franchise) as villain Nimue aka the Blood Queen, Sasha Lane (American Honey) will play Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell (Hemlock Grove) will play the elder witch Ganeida, and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0LOST) is playing Major Ben Daimio.

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Neil Marshall (The DescentGame of Thrones) directed the film from a script by Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden and the character’s creator, Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin produced with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.

Hellboy will be unleashed in theaters on April 12. Are you excited to watch the rated-R version of Hellboy? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below.