Ahead of the release of the POV action thriller Hardcore Henry [watch the trailer here], Bliss on Tap Publishing and STX Entertainment are set to explore the origin of the film’s villain with the prequel comic Hardcore Akan #1, which will be handed out free to anyone attending the premiere at SXSW this Sunday. Thanks to CBR we’ve got a preview for you here; click on any of the gallery images for hi-res versions…
Before you see the movie, read the comic! Hardcore Akan is an origin story created by the film’s director, Ilya Naishuller. Before wreaking havoc in the film Hardcore Henry, our ruthless villain , Akan, wasn’t always bad… Hardcore Akan uncovers what made him so potently evil; from his birth during the infamous Chernobyl disaster, to the discovery of his superpowers, to his ultimate rise as the head of Russia’s most sinister robotics company.
Hardcore Akan #1 is out on April 8th.