A critical and commercial disaster, not to mention a problematic production, the recent “Hellboy” reboot came and went from cinemas rather quickly and will find its way to home video next month.
Despite the drubbing, some fans may have looked forward to a sequel of this incarnation of the beloved Mike Mignola comic title. However “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour, who played the titular wisecracking demon and was one of the most liked things about the recent version, confirmed to ComicBook.com this week that we shouldn’t expect a sequel any time in the near future:
“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.”
Neil Marshall helmed the film which Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin produced with the $50 million budgeted feature making just $21.9 million domestically.