Hellboy Suddenly Number 2 in the Movie Charts: Fantasy flop now also takes off on Netflix

The boy from hell failed miserably in 2019 with his second attempt under a different director, but there should soon be new fodder for fans.

In “Hellboy (2019)”, the eponymous anti-hero (David Harbour) is the son of an angel and was born through an obscure ritual during the Nazi era. Since then, he has been trying to find his place in this world. For some time now, he has been working for the BPRD, an organization that fights against the supernatural. But when the witch Nimue (Milla Jovovich) appears and threatens to raze the entire world to the ground, he has to face her and fight for humanity. The soft reboot of the comic adaptation has been available on Netflix as a subscription since Thursday, February 1, 2024 – and many fantasy fans are apparently now catching up on the title: “Hellboy (2019)” is currently number 2 in the Netflix movie charts!

David Harbour rose to fame with “Stranger Things” and then got the role of Hellboy.

Hellboy and the money

Before “Hellboy” brought the anti-hero back to the big screen in 2019, director Guillermo del Toro had previously made two films starring Ron Perlman. However, the first “Hellboy” film was not very successful at the box office and was therefore not supposed to get a second part. However, as a lively fanbase had formed around the film, the studio decided to let del Toro make another part with “Hellboy – The Golden Army”. With moderate success, part two was significantly more successful and was also popular with viewers. Nevertheless, the planned third sequel never materialized.

Instead, Lionsgate wanted to reinterpret the brand and created a detached film with David Harbour as Hellboy. This version was even closer to the comics in that the anti-hero was now allowed to be much more brutal, as the film was given an R rating in the USA, which often corresponds to our FSK 16. However, Neil Marshall’s version flopped mercilessly and was a huge flop both with fans and at the box office.

What happens next with Hellboy

Despite the rather moderate financial success of the brand, the studio decided to try again under the direction of Brian Taylor. However, the approach is completely different, as Taylor’s Hellboy is to be based on the comic “Hellboy: The Crooked Man”, which came out in the same year as del Toro’s second film and shows a much younger Hellboy in the 1950s. The film will focus more on a folk horror atmosphere and will also be given an R rating.

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