The Hellboy franchise is being rebooted early next year as Guillermo del Toro's version of the character makes way for a new, darker, more traditional take on the character to be played by Stranger Things star David Harbour. Recently, the actor spoke about his big new movie role and how the character of Hellboy is so complicated because he's supposed to be a villain, but the man just wants to be one of the good guys...
If you're familiar with the comics or the two previous films based around the character, then you've seen some of the complexity that David Harbour is talking about. Hellboy is the last person who is going to be able to simply live among humans normally. He's giant and red and he has horns that make him look like a very classical version of a monster. However, Hellboy would happily trade all that to just be a normal person. He enjoys all the things people enjoy, but he can't live like them at all.
While Hellboy can't live among people, and most of them fear him, he still does his part to protect them from the sorts of other-worldly threats that only he has the power to stop. However, that adds another layer of complexity to the character for David Harbour as he tells Vanity Fair, as Hellboy has to answer the question of why he bothers with such a fight.
The new Hellboy promises to be more of a horror movie that the previous version directed by Guillermo del Toro. However, exactly how David Harbour's version of the character will compare to the popular one played by Ron Perlman is anybody's guess at this point. With the film set to bow in January, there's a good chance we'll be getting our first trailer for the new Hellboy very soon. Until then, check out everything we know about the coming reboot.
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