27 Feb 2019 12:10 PM +00:00 UTC

Hellboy Reboot Has Been Officially Given An R-Rating For Its ‘Bloody Violence’ And ‘Gore’

It looks like Millennium's upcoming Hellboy reboot has received its official rating. Just as expected, the project is getting an official R Rating for graphic violence and for other reasons.

The MPAA just recently announced its rating for the upcoming Hellboy movie starring Stranger Things actor David Harbour and it looks like the film's "bloody violence and gore throughout" as well as its "language" managed to land the reboot an R-Rating.

Of course, this doesn't come as a surprise. While both of Guillermo Del Toro's original Hellboy movies were rated PG-13, Hellboy reboot director Neil Marshall always aimed for an R-rating. Not only has Harbour likened the film to other successful R-rated movies like 20th Century Fox's Deadpool and Logan, but it's also been described by Marshall as a film "more bloody and more violent" than its predecessors, taking after comics like Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury.

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Fans of the Unwilling Harbinger of the Apocalypse got a small taste of the Hellboy reboot's mature content in its green-brand trailer – nothing speaks like graphic violence than the Big Red shooting down monsters right in the head and then calling his co-workers various "names."

Hopefully, we'll get more of these graphic scenes in future trailers for Hellboy. The first trailer for the film painted a different picture when it highlighted Hellboy's moments of levity, setting clips of the film to the tune of Billy Idol's campy version of Mony, Mony.

Hellboy is set for release on April 12, 2019.

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