High hopes were attached to David Harbour’s Hellboy reboot when it was declared, but that wasn’t visible in box office success, sadly. The reboot amounted $50 million to make, but it resulted in $44 million worldwide only, murdering any sequel or franchise hopes. There are multiple reasons that the film didn’t resonate with audiences, but during a recent Instagram Live, Harbour recognized one key reason he felt the movie didn’t end up a success. That would be the fondness for Guillermo del Toro and Ron Pearlman’s original Hellboy movies, which Harbour says kind of slit the film before it could even hit theaters.
Unwelcomed by the audience
“I think it failed prior to initiation of the shooting because I feel that the crowd didn’t want us to make the movie and. There was like a huge Guillermo del Toro, and Ron Perlman evolved this epochal thing that we thought could be reincarnated, and then they – the roar of the internet was like, ‘We do not want you to touch this.’ And then we made a film that I think is entertaining and I believe had its deficiency, but it was a fun movie, and then people were absolutely against it, and that’s people’s right, but I learned my lesson in a lot of varied ways,” Harbour said.
Impact of Original Movie
The love is genuine for Del Toro and Perlman’s original movies, and Harbour is correct that some fans were just not interested in new elucidation. That said, others were thrilled to see a unique take, and as he mentions in his comments, there were other problems with the movie. We won’t be astonished if it’s a little while before we see different versions of Hellboy hit the big screen unless the original team arrives for a third movie which would be enough of a flicker to get one in expansion.
“Hellboy is back, and he’s lit. From amidst the work of Mike Mignola’s, this action loaded tale experiences the legendary half-devil superhero called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giant. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue, a revived historical sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a confrontation among the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now determined on stopping Nimue without ending the world.
Hellboy reboot trailer below,