Ever since last year’s “Hellboy” bombed at the box office, there have bene plenty of people trying to figure out what went wrong. Was it the behind-the-scenes drama? Perhaps it was judged next to Marvel films? Well, according to a new theory from star David Harbour, the film probably wasn’t a big hit because it was already being written off by fans of the Guillermo del Toro “Hellboy” films of years prior.
Speaking on Instagram (via Screen Rant), Harbour explained:
“I think it failed before we began shooting 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.”
When a film fails as spectacularly as the recent “Hellboy” reboot did last year, there are always going to be people trying to find excuses and second-guessing themselves about what they should or shouldn’t have done. However, even if you believe there was a bit of resentment among fans of the del Toro films, you can always argue that no matter what, a terrible “Hellboy” movie (and by most accounts, the reboot is terrible) was bound to fail at the box office.
One of Harbour’s projects that isn’t going to fail is the new season of “Stranger Things.” Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the actor believes that the work stoppage will result in the release date for Season 4 being pushed.
Harbour said (via his Instagram, once again) that the new season “was supposed to come out early next year, I think, although I don’t have authority on this.” But now that the production has been halted, he believes the season will “probably be pushed back.”
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.