The more things change, the more they stay the same. Quite a few people were annoyed a couple of months ago when it was revealed that any faint hopes that Ron Perlman and Guillermo Del Toro would complete their Hellboy trilogy had been extinguished, as the character was getting a film reboot with Stranger Things star David Harbour as the good-guy demon.
Now the first look at the actor in character has been released, showing that while there are definitely differences, they haven’t strayed too far from the look Perlman and Del Toro went with.
There will be other differences too, as Neill Marshall is directed, and we’ve been promised that this time around the movie will be more violent and ‘R’ rated. Harbour himself released the image on Twitter, along with the message, ‘Please allow to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste…’.
Alongside Harbour, Ian McShane will play Hellboy’s adoptive human father, Trevor Bruttenholm, while Milla Jovovich will be the movie’s main villain, the Blood Queen. No release date has been set as yet, but expect it sometime in 2018, or early 2019.