David Harbour reveals no Hellboy sequel currently in the works
It was a very divisive adaptation of the beloved Mike Mignola comic character for some, but the latest iteration of Hellboy did hit home for some fans. That group may have been looking forward for a sequel that could improve upon the potential on display,star David Harbour (Stranger Things) revealed to ComicBook.com.
“I don’t think there’ll be much of a light,” Harbour said. “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 (The Descent, Game of Thrones) will direct from a script by Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden and the character’s creator, Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin will produce with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.
Hellboy was unleashed in theaters on April 12 to very unfavorable reviews from critics and mixed-to-positive reviews from audiences, with many unfavorably comparing the film to Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)’s previous adaptations of the source material while also criticizing its story, but praising the practical effects and performances from Harbour and Jovovich.