Now before you race to the comments section to type “So like Batman, then,” Heisserer is aiming for something different than that. He further elaborated that he didn’t like pop culture inserting the idea that only a “special” person has the power to make a change. His Van Helsing is an “everyday hero stepping up to the plate and getting things fixed.” Fixed in this case means killing supernatural monsters, but you get the idea. That’s an interesting take and the idea of an utterly human guy saving the world is refreshing. It’s sort of like if John McClane fought vampires instead of thieves.