While fans have been grumbling about the new Hellboy reboot and how director Guillermo del Toro never got to finish his trilogy, let’s be honest. We’ve all been at least a little bit curious about what an R-rated Hellboy movie directed by Neil Marshall and starring Stranger Things‘ David Harbour as the red-skinned paranormal investigator would look like.
Now, thanks to a first look image of Harbour in character, we know. It looks like Hellboy.
For better or worse, this Hellboy looks very similar to the incarnation played twice by Ron Perlman in 2004’s Hellboy and 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. His hair is longer, his body a little more battle-worn, and “the Right Hand of Doom” has a completely different texture, but I can imagine someone with only vague memories of the first two movies seeing this image and thinking it was the same actor.
The Hellboy reboot is filming now under the direction of Marshall, whose credits include The Descent, Doomsday, and a few great Game of Thrones episodes. The supporting casting includes Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Hellboy’s adoptive father, Milla Jovovich as Nimue, “The Blood Queen” and the movie’s main villain, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, one of Hellboy’s allies with magical abilities, and possibly Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio, a grizzled soldier with odd supernatural abilities.
Hellboy hits theaters January 11, 2019.