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It's Johann, the gas man!

29 January 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Hellboy II

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The Hellboy II official site has released a new character poster and this time it's Johann Krauss. Click the image below for a larger version.

Now, you may be wondering why his face is being obscured by mist. But that is his face, kind of. It's all of him. Krauss, an ally of big red, is entirely composed of psychic ectoplasmic spirit, but maintains some kind of form by remaing trapped in a suit. So, yeah, that's pretty weird.

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RE: New Hellboy II Character Poster
Johann's an awesome character. He was a respected Medium but during some cataclysmic event his body was destroyed. Unlucky for his guests, they were destroyed too, but Johann was out of his body at the time. He's a useful chap. The suit he wears is just a way to give him physical form. In the comics he's able to escape the suit via these vents in the suits fingers. This allows him to make contact with things... like bones etc... and use his crazy ghost-whisperer abilities. Makes More

Posted by MoBiUGeArSkIn at 11:20 on 30 January 2008 | Report This Post

Looks groovy. Don't know much about Johann Krauss because I only read Hellboy and not the B.P.R.D. spin-off comic ( In the funny-books Hellboy recently got very angry with the bureu and walked ) but he's a very Mignola character and, as with the previous film, has retained all that with the Guillermo hints there too. I like! More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:31 on 30 January 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Eh?
you catch a glimpse of him in the trailer, when they are all lined up about 1min 53secs. Really looking forward to this. Shame my son isn't old enough to go to the pictures. He's 18 months and loves the animated films More

Posted by morg1138 at 19:09 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Eh?
so your saying he is like a fart in a suit? edit: beat me to it More

Posted by kumar at 16:52 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

Well this is an interesting poster.....NOT! For someone who isn't very clued up on the comic books it isn't making me run to the box office! It might be ok if you're a fan of the comics, but bad marketing for the wider audience! More

Posted by fraser1978 at 16:44 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

The design is quite a departure from the comic book version  to be honest. Johann is from the B.P.R.D. spin off series, and has never actually met HB in the printed form of Mignola's universe. The basic concept is retained, but the film version looks a bit more industrial compared to the book's 'gas in a man shaped bag' look.   More

Posted by Terribly_Mauled at 16:36 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

If this is based on the comic book then what we are seeing is the suits helmet and vents only and below will be a spaceman type suit so hopefully it won't look like robbie at all. More

Posted by bagrot1 at 16:23 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

The poster gives the sense that this character is in some way mysterious and that the film will have a similar tone to it. I don't know much about the character, but he looks really cool! Reminds me of the film The Mist, which I can't wait to see. More

Posted by cliff126 at 16:00 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

L: steveg66 Can't make that out. Did someone fart in Robbie the robot? LOL. anger Will Robinson. Danger Still looking forward to this film. I'm sure oit'll all make sense when we see it. Have Faith in GDT More

Posted by livewire at 14:58 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

Can't make that out. Did someone fart in Robbie the robot? More

Posted by steveg66 at 14:54 on 29 January 2008 | Report This Post

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