David Harbour got jacked to play Hellboy
Not a whole lot is known about the upcoming reboot of Hellboy. Apart from white actor Ed Skrein stepping down so as not to white-wash a supporting role, which is now in the hands of Daniel Dae Kim, all we've got so far is this picture of David Harbour looking utterly unrecognizable as himself—but extremely similar to Ron Perlman's Hellboy. And it's not just because of the tangerine body paint.
Harbour had a breakout role last year as the slovenly sheriff in Stranger Things, where his pectorals were not necessarily in danger of ripping through his shirt. It took him only two months of intense workouts to be reborn as the oft-shirtless demon creature above.
BONUS: Watch David Harbour's Hellyboy workout:
Hellboy is a comic book action hero (or anti-hero) who spends much of his time fighting. "We didn't want like Abercrombie, like ripped," Saladino says. "You needed to look like, scary." Thus, Saladino and Harbour focused on power and strength training, especially in the upper body, with moves like dumbbell lifts, dead lifts, kettlebell walks, and butterflies.
Before training for the role, Harbour told Saladino, "I’d like to discover that I have abs! Even if those abs are a bit fleshy. I’d like to look like I could hold my own in a ring with a heavyweight." Looks like he got what he wanted—there's no way anyone would willingly go up against his Hellboy in a fight.