The first on set photos of Hank Azaria in costume as The Smurfs villain Gargamel have surfaced online. He’s one of the few main characters that will be live action, while the famous blue creatures will be CGI. Along with Azaria, the film’s cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vegara, George Lopez, and Anton Yelchin. Check out Gargamel in all of his stunted, warlock-looking glory…

The Smurfs was a popular Hanna-Barbera series that centered on a group of little blue men who wore white pants and hats and lived in a happy forest without a care in the world. Gargamel was their sworn enemy who tried to ruin their lives one outlandish scheme at a time.

When we first heard that Azaria was cast as Gargamel we knew he could pull off the voice but the actual “look” was debatable. But after seeing him in these photos all doubt has been diminished. He’s  a spitting image of the cartoon. He has the hair (or lack there of), the teeth, the nose, and that infamous black robe. Now we’re kind of excited to see how his live action character will measure up to the computer generated Smurfs.

What do you think of Hank Azaria as Gargamel?

Source: ComingSoon