We have acquired the first image of Hellboy from Universal's upcoming Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The photo shows actor Ron Perlman as Hellboy posting with a capable gun by his side.

First Image of Hellboy in Hellboy II

The film stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Luke Goss, Thomas Kretschmann, Doug Jones, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Brian Steele, Roy Dotrice and John Hurt.

The sequel to the 2003 movie based on Mike Mignola's Dark Horse comic character.

Ron Perlman returns to the title role as Hellboy, a humanoid creature born in the flames of Hell and brought to Earth as an infant. Raised in secret, the adolescent "HB" becomes an agent for the secret Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development (BPRD), a covert government agency which serves as the planet's line of defense against otherworldly evil. Selma Blair will also reprise the role of Liz Sherman, a pyrokinetic human who is HB's colleague and love interest.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army arrives in theatres on July 11th, 2008

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