The 2019 Hellboy reboot was a dud, both critically and at the box office. The film is currently sitting at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 58% audience score. With a production budget of $50 million, the film only made $21.9 million domestically at the box office during its run (via Box Office Mojo). So, it’s probably safe to say that a sequel is unlikely to happen.
While speaking with ComicBook, Hellboy star David Harbour discussed the possibility of a sequel:
“I don’t think there’ll be much of a light,”
“There’s a lot of people who reach out to me who really loved it and really enjoyed the new take, and were just happy to see him back on the screen, but I know in the culture at large, I don’t think it was very well received.”
“I don’t think it made a lot of money. I don’t really keep up with those things too much to be honest, but I don’t think the perception was that it was a hit, and so in that way, I don’t know that the risk is worth it. I think the idea is to move on. The producers spoke to me just saying ‘Great job,’ they really liked what I did, but I haven’t heard anything about a sequel, and I’m not hanging my hat on anything like that.”
“We did our best, but there’s so many voices that go into these things and they’re not always going to work out. I did what I could do and I feel proud of what I did, but ultimately I’m not in control of a lot of those things.”
For those who enjoyed David Harbour’s take on Hellboy or who are just fans of his work, you can see him in the highly-anticipated third season of Stranger Things, which is set to release on Netflix July 4th.
Although all signs point to this adaptation Hellboy not getting a sequel, the movie will be available on DVD and Blu-ray July 23rd and you can buy it digitally July 9th.
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