Guillermo del Toros Hellboy films are among the most popular fantasy film series ever. It was all the more disappointing for many fans when no third part was announced after the second film. Instead, there was a reboot, which received devastating feedback from many fans. Now the series should be saved again with the next restart. The unpopular but thoroughly entertaining fantasy action reboot Hellboy – Call of Darkness you can now stream it on Netflix.
Demons in England: That’s what the fantasy hit Hellboy – Call of Darkness on Netflix is about
The Demon Hellboy (David Harbour) was supposed to herald the end of the world. However, after being hired by Trevor Bruttenholm (Ian McShane) was found and raised, he fights for the survival of humanity. When the Blood Queen Nimue (Milla Jovovich) shows up, Hellboy is sent there. With his fellow campaigners Anna (Sasha Lane) and Ben (Daniel Dae Kim) is intended to prevent that Merlin’s wife will bring about the end of the world.
50 million Flop: After the Hellboy disaster, the next reboot of the fantasy series is already planned
Hellboy Films had already been filmed twice before this part. In Hellboy and Hellboy II – The Golden Army Ron Perlman also played the demon with the stone hand. These two parts were more successful than the reboot and were able to convince more viewers and critics. However, very few people were convinced by the reboot with Stranger Things star David Harbour. Many fans had preferred a sequel from Guillermo del Toro.
the first two Hellboy films have a solid rating of 6.7 and 6.6, whereas the reboot has a bitter 5.2 out of 10 enters. The film was also a flop at the box office: it cost 50 million and only played 55 million a. In order to be considered profitable after deducting the production budget, marketing costs and the like, it would have had to make a lot more.
The studio is still sticking with Hellboy. However, the series is experiencing another one Restart. Under the title Hellboy films: The Crooked Man the material will be returned. This time the main role will be played by someone who has previously been relatively unknown Jack Kesy take over. So far you could see him as Black Tom Cassidy in Deadpool 2 or as Gabriel Bolivar in the horror series The Strain. So he has experience in the comic and horror genre. Whether that will be enough for new success remains to be seen.
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