Hellboy reboot probably won't get a sequel after box office failure

Filiz Mehmedova
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From Digital Spy

After its disastrous box office run, a sequel of the Hellboy reboot is probably not happening.

Well, that's according to Hellboy actor David Harbour, who admitted that there's not "much of a light" for a sequel to happen anytime soon.

Hellboy grossed just $21.9 million during its five-week run against its $50 million production budget - and the reboot took much less than the original 2004 movie with leading actor Ron Perlman.

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"I don't think there'll be much of a light," Harbour told ComicBook.com. "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," Harbour added.

"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."

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Following Hellboy's premiere and a hit from critics, actress Milla Jovovich defended the film, saying that negative reviews are just a part of every movie's release.

"It's always stressful on opening weekend and @hellboymovie is no different," she wrote on her Instagram.

"You work super hard to make something fun and entertaining and have to absorb the negative reviews by movie critics, but hey! THAT'S SHOWBIZ BABY."

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