Sometimes a project comes along where the announcement causes fans to instantly picture what an actor or actress might look like in his or her role. The announcement that David Harbour would play the titular character in the upcoming movie reboot of Hellboy was exactly that kind of project for me. Based on Harbour’s beloved performance and line delivery in Stranger Things, I could already hear his voice spouting off the demonic antihero’s snarky quips and biting comments. Better yet, Harbour looks the part when you consider everything from the defining structure of his face to his imposing body shape and size.
Mike Mignola, the creator of the popular comic book series, took to Twitter this afternoon to confirm what we’ve all been imagining so far: David Harbour will make a pretty darn good Hellboy! You can check out the full shot of the handsome devil below!
— Mike Mignola (@artofmmignola) September 13, 2017
To be honest, there aren’t many surprising differences between this makeup and Ron Perlman’s portrayal of the character in Guillermo del Toro’s films. But then again… why bother improving on perfection? Both looks very accurately capture the essence of the character; and the tone of the respective films will likely merit the minute changes. Although the character looks a little more realistic overall (with his straggly hair and scarring), the Fist of Doom has a slightly exaggerated look over the previous movie version.
Either way, fans can rest well knowing that Hellboy is going to look great in the upcoming film. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on this exciting project as they break!