Empire Magazine has put Ron Pearlman on the cover of their latest issue. In the beautifully sinister photo, Pearlman is decked out in his Hellboy II: The Golden Army character make-up. You can check out the image below:

Hellboy 2 on the Cover of Empire Magazine

This sequel to the 2003 movie is 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 that serves as the planet's line of defense against otherworldly evil. Selma Blair will also reprise the role of Liz Sherman, a pyrokinetic human that is HB's colleague and love interest.

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army opens July 11th, 2008.