Hellboy was released last year to negative reviews and a disappointing box office run which pretty much ensured that the franchise's time on the big screen has reached its end. The movie was plagued with issues behind the scenes, but star David Harbour definitely did a great job as Big Red.
During a recent Instagram Q&A with fans, Harbour was asked about what went wrong with the movie, and the actor argued that while people obviously have the right to feel differently about things, he believes the fans of Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman's movies are partially to blame.
"I think it failed before we began shooting," Harbour explained, "because I think that people didn’t want us to make the movie and for some reason there was like a big…Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman created this iconic thing that we thought could be reinvented and then they certainly - the loudness of the internet was like, 'We do not want you to touch this.'"
"And then we made a movie that I think is fun and I think had its problems, but was a fun movie and then people were just very very against it and that’s people’s right, but I learned my lesson in a lot of different way."
The Black Widow star certainly makes some good points here, and the desire for a Hellboy 3 means that fans were against the idea of a reboot from the very start. That's certainly not the only reason it ultimately failed, though, because the movie was pretty terrible for the most part regardless!
Television could be a good place to resurrect the Hellboy franchise moving forward, and it would certainly be no bad thing to see Harbour receive another shot at playing the demonic hero.
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