The trailer quickly moves to London where we see the rest of the BPRD readying for battle against the Blood Queen; she’s featured more in this trailer. It turns out that Milla Jovovich, the actress who plays the Blood Queen, wasn’t particularly happy with the first teaser either; she told our screening that she thought the trailer had “sucked!” Thankfully, she liked this one more likely due to the fact that it’s jam-packed with her ancient sorceress who clearly wants to take a chunk out of Hellboy and make him her immortal beau.
We also get our first look at Ben Daimo in full were-jaguar mode, transforming after Red punches him in the face. There’s plenty of supernatural action here that we didn’t get before, too, with multiple massive monsters and a brief shot of Baba Yaga and her iconic chicken legged home. Probably the biggest moment here is Hellboy riding a giant dragon through a hellish landscape whilst the Blood Queen begs him to be her queen. And then there are the sequences that look like they’re straight out of the beloved Hellboy arc The Wild Hunt; it’s pretty safe to bet that the film is taking heavily from that story.
This is definitely a different beast than the first trailer though the tonal shift may leave some fans wondering just where this iteration of Hellboy will sit when it hits screens on April 12.
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