Hellboy was sadly not the success that studio Lionsgate were hoping for. Now lead actor David Harbour has confirmed something which we all expected, there is (currently) no sequel in the works.
Speaking with ComicBook.com the actor discussed candidly the prospects of a follow-up.
“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,” said Harbour.
With no international figures available all we know is that the movie grossed $21.9M in North America based off a reported $50m production budget.
“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,” admitted Harbor. “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.”
Would you have liked to see another movie starring Harbour?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdIr7xA35VQ
Hellboy stars David Harbour as Hellboy, Ian McShane as Trevor Bruttenholm, Milla Jovovich as Nimue, Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell as Ganeida and Daniel Dae Kim as Ben Daimio. The movie is directed by Neil Marshall and arrives in cinemas April 12, 2019.