empire hellboy 2 thumb New Hellboy 2 PicturesEmpire Magazine has sent us an image of the cover from their latest issue (larger version down below). It features Ron Perlman as Hellboy as he will appear in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

Everything I’ve seen so far from this Guillermo Del Toro directed sequel looks really excellent. If the quality is up there with the first film, this is sure to be a great ride.

One thing that has really caught my eye in all the images that have been release so far as well as the trailer is the way the colors really “pop.” I like the exaggerated color scheme of the movie very much, and correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems like it will be a departure from the cinematography of the first Hellboy movie which was darker in tone.

The full version of the image above follows after the jump.

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And I realize this image was released a few days ago, but I hadn’t gotten a chance to post it up, and this seems like a good place for it. It’s the character known as Johann Krauss, a disembodied ectoplasmic spirit with psychic abilities who maintains a tangible form via a containment suit.

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I’ve never read the comic book version, but I think these movies stand well on their own.

The March issue of EMPIRE will be on sale from Friday February 1st and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army opens on July 11th.

Official Site: HellboyMovie.com