In 2019, director Niel Marshall teamed up with comic writer Mike Mignola and actor David Harbor to perform “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.”
The film would be a total restart of the film adaptation of the comic created by Mignola, which had been previously adapted by Guillermo del Toro in 2004 and 2008.
The poor reception by the public and critics, as well as those lost at the box office, have practically ended any sequel opportunity that this film may have had.
Through a recent transmission on Instagram Live, David Harbor, who plays the red devil in this new adaptation, thinks he knows why this film failed.
“I think it failed before filming started because I think people didn’t want us to make the movie and for some reason that was a big problem,” says Harbor.
“Guillermo del Toro and Ron Pearlman created this iconic thing that we thought we could reinvent and they certainly – the noisy part of the internet – said ‘We don’t want them to touch that.'”
Harbor concludes that they only tried to make a fun movie and that they had a pleasant time making it, and respects the decision of those who preferred not to appreciate it.