First Official Look at David Harbour as Hellboy for Upcoming Reboot
The upcoming Hellboy reboot has ruffled some feathers since its announcement. Fans were hoping for a third entry into Guillermo del Toro’s series starring actor Ron Perlman. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to happen, but a franchise reboot is headed our way starring Stranger Things actor David Harbour. While many fans have already discredited the reboot, due to their loyalty to del Toro and Perlman, some were left wondering whether or not Harbour could pull of the iconic Hellboy aesthetics. Fans can certainly rest assure knowing that yes, David Harbour can most definitely pull of the Hellboy look as can be seen in the first official photo of the actor suited up, which is featured below:
— Hellboy (@HellboyMovie) September 13, 2017
Many are already making the comparisons between Perlman and Harbour’s perspective versions of Big Red. At first glance, the two are almost identical, and that’s mostly due to the magicians that work in Hollywood makeup and special effects. Both versions of Hellboy are incredible depictions of what the character would look like in real life. Harbour’s version looks to be more on the ripped muscular side. It looks as though his horn stumps are slightly larger and his hair is longer as well. Harbour’s Right Hand of Doom also looks to have more rigid edges as opposed to Perlman’s more rounded version. A side-by-side comparison can be seen below:
Any fan of the Hellboy comics should be excited for the upcoming reboot. For one, Big Red’s creator Mike Mignola is heavily involved and has confirmed that the film will have an R rating. Secondly, the cast is shaping up to be a lineup of epic proportions. Announced cast includes Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich and American Gods’ Ian McShane. Following some controversy, actor Ed Skrein (Deadpool) dropped out of the project after realizing his character in the comics was Japanese-American. Since then, it appears that Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim will be taking over the role.
Hellboy is slated for a January 11th, 2019 release. What do you think of the first official image of David Harbour as Hellboy? Has this swayed you into giving the reboot a fair shot? Do you hope that Ron Perlman at least makes a cameo in the reboot? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.
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