When one says "Hellboy," the usual words that come to mind are "red," "badass," and "masculine." But in the reboot from director Neil Marshall and "Stranger Things" star David Harbour, the character will be a different adaptation from the one Ron Perlman brought to life in 2004. The upcoming "Hellboy" reboot is slated to be closer to the Mike Mignola comics in the sense that it will be rated R, and Harbour has been quick to express how different his interpretation of the role is from Perlman's.

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Collider reported that the actor recently appeared on Josh Horowitz' "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, in which he shed some light on his other current major project aside from "Stranger Things" season 2.

Film is not an origin story

While doesn't have a release date , production is well underway. Recently, it was announced that the upcoming "Hellboy" reboot has changed its title from "Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen" to merely "Hellboy," shifting the focus on the character himself.

The Blood Queen isn't omitted from the film, however, as Milla Jovovich has been in fact cast for the role. What moviegoers should expect, however, that the upcoming film won't be an origin story of sorts. David Harbour confirmed this, likening the film to "Indiana Jones." He explained, "That’s what our story does too. You accept that there’s this half-demon guy running around the world and being a paranormal investigator...also dealing with his own issues at the same time."

David Harbour's character will deal with identity issues

Speaking of issues, David Harbour also explained that in the upcoming "Hellboy" film, his character will be different from Ron Perlman's interpretation. While Perlman's Hellboy exuded confidence and bravado, Harbour's Hellboy is more flawed.

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The 42-year old actor shared that the character has a "certain psycho dynamic" that makes him "[struggle] with his own masculinity." The actor believes that the character is "a little less skilled at constructing that persona."

Actor returns to 'Stranger Things'

This October, fans can catch David Harbour in "Stranger Things" season 2 before he makes his leap to the big screen with the "Hellboy" reboot. In the Netflix series, he plays Chief Jim Hopper, who emerged as a hero in the show's first season.

In the show's sophomore season, Hopper is set to deal with the repercussions of his actions. The seriespremieres on Netflix on October 27.

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