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Hellboy will soon be back on the silver screen, but not the Ron Perlman-portrayed version who starred in the Guillermo del Toro films. Instead, Stranger Things' David Harbour is stepping into the comic book character's shoes for the upcoming Hellboy reboot. Four months after Hellboy creator Mike Mignola announced the new movie's existence, the production has just posted the first look at Harbour as the red-skinned half-demon, and he looks incredible!
With the Hellboy reboot now officially in production, the movie's official Facebook page dropped their picture of David Harbour in full makeup as the eponymous protagonist. As one would expect from a faithful adaptation of the Dark Horse Comic property, Harbour's Hellboy has all the classic elements, from the bulky physique to the sawed-off horns to the powerful Right Hand of Doom. It also doesn't hurt that Harbour is oozing "tough guy" vibes. In fact, Harbour's Hellboy looks so good that one wouldn't be faulted for thinking at first that this was a picture of Ron Perlman as Hellboy from last decade. Maybe the reboot will find ways to make Harbour's Hellboy more visually distinctive through his clothes or some other way, but going off just this, it looks like the character left from the printed page into reality, and that's always a good thing.
This reboot marks David Harbour's third time acting in a superhero movie, previously playing D.A. Frank Scanlon in The Green Hornet and Dexter Tolliver in Suicide Squad. His other credits include Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace, Black Mass, End of Watch, The Equalizer and The Newsroom, and he currently be seen playing Chief Jim Hopper in Netflix's Stranger Things, which will debut its second season on October 27.
The Hellboy reboot will see the main protagonist and his allies battling a medieval sorceress who aims to destroy the world, similar to the Wild Hunt story arc from the comics. No specific plot details have been revealed beyond that yet. The rest of the cast includes Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Milla Jovovich as Nimue the Blood Queen, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Sasha Lane as Ganeida and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio. The Descent's Neil Marshall is directing the feature film, and unlike 2004's Hellboy and 2008's Hellboy II: The Golden Army, this re-telling will have an R rating.
The Hellboy reboot hasn't been assigned a release date yet, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for that updates and more news as the production continues. You can also look through our 2017 movie premiere guide to plan out your trips to the theater for the remainder of the year accordingly.