David Harbour Explains How Hellboy Is Different From The Original

February 24, 2019

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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When the new Hellboy movie was first announced I was a bit disappointed to hear that Ron Perlman would not be reprising his role as Hellboy. But when it was revealed that “Stranger Things” star David Harbour had been cast as the star, my curiosity was peaked.


This time Guillermo del Toro is not involved. Neil Marshall is directing Hellboy, which has scored a hard “R” rating for violence.


You may be wondering what makes Harbour’s Hellboy different from the original. During a recent interview with Empire, Harbour explained how his version of the character is different. We’ve also got a new poster (below).


[Perlman] does something quite extraordinary in those [Hellboy] films [directed by del Toro] that is very specific to him, and I did not want to imitate that in any way. In our movie Hellboy’s younger. He’s rougher. He’s much more of a teenager. He’s really struggling with the idea of whether or not he’s a good person.”






Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, in the film Hellboy (Harbour), caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress (Milla Jovovich) bent on revenge.


Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, and Daniel Dae Kim also star in Hellboy which will arrive in theaters on April 12, 2019, from Lionsgate.



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