New Hellboy II Photos Including Johann Kraus; Trailer Tomorrow
by Alex Billington
December 19, 2007
Universal has announced that the official trailer for Hellboy II: The Golden Army will debut tomorrow (Thursday) at 3PM EST, so check back tomorrow afternoon for the trailer. Until then, a couple of awesome new photos have been revealed courtesy of IGN, including a first look at Johann Kraus. Kraus is another odd character that joins the B.P.R.D. - the good guys - and is featured in Hellboy II. If you're not exactly looking forward to Hellboy II just yet, you will be by 3PM tomorrow, but don't forget to come back here and take a closer look.
For those who need a quick lesson on Hellboy, here's the brief overview of the main good characters, all members of the B.P.R.D.
Hellboy - Played by Ron Perlman. Nicknamed "Red", "Big Red", or "HB". A big red demon named Anung Un Rama that was brought to Earth as an infant by Nazi occultists but grew up under the protection of the B.P.R.D. and now fights bad guys for them. Loves kittens and pancakes.
Abe Sapien - Played by Doug Jones. Nicknamed "Blue" or just "Abe". An aquatic creature that was first discovered by the B.P.R.D. in a water-filled tube in a Washington, D.C. hospital. Is incredibly intelligent as well as telepathic, psychometric, and quite skilled in hand-to-hand combat.
Liz Sherman - Played by Selma Blair. A female human pyrokinetic that can evoke blue flames out of nowhere and is also Hellboy's girlfriend and love interest.
Johann Kraus - Played by John Alexander. A protoplasmic mystic and psychic that was unable to return to this body following a seance, so the B.P.R.D. built him a containment suit (which can be seen below). Without the suit his spirit would dissapate and he would no longer exist. Has the ability to speak with dead spirits and give them a temporary physical form.
I have to admit - Liz Sherman in that first photo looks sexy and badass! Awesome - go Selma Blair!
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (Blade II, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), arrives in theaters next summer on July 11th, 2008. Mark down that day in your calendars now!
Just these photos alone get me excited. Looking forward to the trailer tomorrow.
Stephen on Dec 19, 2007
I can't wait for this to come out. I'm a huge fan of Del Toro's work and the first one did not dissapoint the comic book junkie that I am.
Heckle on Dec 19, 2007
Stop posting with my name
Heckle on Dec 19, 2007
Hmmm looks exciting, now if only Hellboy would actually use his gun unlike the first film.
Ramez on Dec 19, 2007
Maybe I just can't remember, but where's Abe's water helmet?
Frank on Dec 20, 2007
Maybe it is his suit that allows him not to need the helmet now.
Stephen on Dec 20, 2007
Just looks dumb... I don't get why they are making a sequel??? I'd see Daredevil II before I'd see HB II...
Enola on Dec 20, 2007
From the trailer it looks like the suit has a different design now. It appears that the helmet has been replaced with a "collar" that comes up and covers Abe's gills.
Joel on Dec 21, 2007
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