The image was posted on both the film’s official Twitter page and by Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy. Mignola summed up his reaction with a simple, “Holy crap.”
Holy crap… first look #hellboy pic.twitter.com/T63IpVvEHs
— Mike Mignola (@artofmmignola) September 13, 2017
Many fans were excited about the image and noted the darker take on the character.
Not to be confused with… pic.twitter.com/vUGKfx2fdd
— Kenney Newville (@kennewville) September 13, 2017
So it's rated R, Directed by Neil Marshall, and chief Hopper from @Stranger_Things is portraying #Hellboy.. Yeah I'm so geeked for this! pic.twitter.com/1K3IVL16Jl
— Billy Morgan (@nubbzTWDguy) September 13, 2017
A few fans responded with nostalgia for Ron Perlman’s take on the character.
I dig it but…Ron Perlman…man…