David Harbour Compares ‘Hellboy’ To Guillermo Del Toro’s Adaptation

Hellboy David Harbour Stranger ThingsDavid Harbour explains how his version of Hellboy is different from the version we last saw in Guillermo Del Toro’s two Hellboy movies, specifically mentioning that this iteration of the title character has some similarities to his Stranger Things character Jim Hopper.

Harbour recently had a discussion with The Independent, touching upon his starring role in the Hellboy movie. Harbour noted that fans should expect a different take on the superhero than the version that Ron Perlman played:

“The interesting thing about Hellboy is the character shares that same complicated centre as Hopper. Hellboy’s not a clear hero. The Guillermo Del Toro movies were so fantastic in their own way, but we wanted to do a different version where he goes through a lot more struggle, a lot more angst. That’s the complexity I bring to it. In a sense, there are many similarities. It has the same complicated sensibility which is certainly what drew me to the project.”

The approach to the new movie has been suggested to be closer in nature to Mike Mignola’s original Hellboy comics as opposed to Del Toro’s revised take on the setting, so naturally the new version is apparently darker in nature to keep more in line with the horror elements of the series. It’s reassuring to hear that the new movie will be more character-driven as well.

Hellboy will raise Hell at an unspecified point in the future. The movie’s cast includes David Harbour as Anung Un Rama (Hellboy), Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida, Daniel Dae Kim as Benjamin Daimio, Sophie Okonedo as Lady Hatton, Brian Gleeson as Merlin, Alistair Petrie as Lord Adam Glaren, and Milla Jovovich as Nimue (The Blood Queen). An actor for the role of Abe Sapien has not yet been cast.

Source: The Independent

‘Stranger Things’: Top 11 Moments Of Season 1

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Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things became an instant pop culture phenomenon after its debut last July. The Netflix Original not only pays homage to ’80s pop culture, Stranger Things actually lives up to its predecessors and deserves a place next to them on the shelf. Chances are you, or someone you know is completely obsessed with the show.

Now that we’ve seen the teaser, the wait is going to be even more arduous. To help fill the void as we begin the long wait for Stranger Things season 2, I’ve put together a list of the top 11 moments from the show.

Click Next to start the list! (FULL SPOILERS, OF COURSE)

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • Tonamania

    The Del Toro / Perlman version was character driven. Also Hellboy did go thru internal struggle; it was just geared towards his love life and doing the whole teenage acceptance thing.
    Had the third Perlman movie been made, we would have seen the “dark” internal struggle. That was Del Toro’s intent. No offense to Mignola’s baby, but I was really hoping to see that story play out.