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Lionsgate has revealed the first official look at Stranger Things’ David Harbour as Hellboy in the upcoming film reboot of Mike Mignola’s graphic novel series — and his transformation is shocking.

To prepare for the role, Harbour enlisted the help of celebrity trainer Don Saladino, whose clientele also includes Ryan Reynolds. Using heavy makeup and prosthetics to achieve a ripped look, Harbour’s version is a realistic figure like the comic books portrays. Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, shared the first image:

“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,” Harbour told Cinema Blend. He then went on to reveal how the makeup transformation took hours took hours to achieve.

Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot is expected to be released sometime next year. Stay posted for more information.

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