Lionsgate revealed the very first image of David Harbour as Hellboy for the upcoming reboot movie being director by Neill Marshall.
Earlier this year it was announced that Hellboy would be returning to the theater, but it would not be a continuation of Guillermo del Toro’s first two movies that stared Ron Perlman.
Harbour’s look as Hellboy will be a closer representation of the comics, but when it comes to the movie there will be some differences between this reboot and Guillermo del Toro’s two movies. Harbour earlier this year explained how this Hellboy movie won’t be an origin story and how they planed to take the character in a different direction.
“There are things that I’m gonna do that are different. Hellboy is the same character from the comics and from what Ron did, there are certain things that are the same thing, but I do think that—I don’t know, there’s a different approach because I sort of highlight different things, I think, than Ron does. Ron sort of embraces this machismo in himself and in Hellboy, and I really like it and it’s super fun and it’s a super fun performance, but I think Hellboy has a certain psycho dynamic where occasionally he has to prove that he’s the lion, has to roar, and I think he struggles with his own masculinity. But I don’t think he needs that as much as maybe those other movies. I have a bit of a different take on his capability or his slickness. I sort of think that for me he’s a little less skilled at constructing that persona.”
Hellboy will open in theaters on January 11, 2019.