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.”
Back in May, Harbour talked about the film’s problems with Digital Spy and other members of the media:
“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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