Hellboy Probably Won't Get A Sequel, Actor Says
"I don't think it made a lot of money."
The Hellboy reboot starring David Harbour is unlikely to get a sequel, according to actor David Harbour who plays the title character. Speaking to GameSpot sister site ComicBook, Harbour said he's heard from a lot of people who really enjoyed the film. However, the "culture at large" did not seem to generally enjoy the action movie, he said.
"I don't think there'll be much of a light," Harbour said about a potential sequel.
Not only that, but Harbour remarked that Hellboy didn't make a lot of money. The movie, which was reportedly developed on a $50 million budget, bombed in the US/Canada, where it opened to only $12 million. Worldwide, the film made $46 million.
"I don't think it made a lot of money," Harbour said. "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 [for a sequel]. 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."
2019's Hellboy was a reboot of sorts for the series that began in 2004. The first movie was directed by Guillermo del Toro and starred Ron Perlman as Hellboy. A sequel, The Golden Army, was released in 2008, also starring Perlman and directed by del Toro.
There were reports that Hellboy suffered from a number of behind-the-scenes problems, including fights between producers and director Neil Marshall, and Harbour not being cooperative.
Hellboy also stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane, and Thomas Haden Church.
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