Doug Jones in Hellboy 2

Hellboy’s Abe Sapien Actor Will Only Return For One Reason

With a few years behind the last adaptation, HellboyAbe Sapien actor Doug Jones explains the only way he will return for a new movie. Jones starred in Guillermo del Toro’s original adaptations of Mike Mignola’s beloved comics centered on Anung un Rama, the titular hero summoned to Earth during World War II by Nazi occultists who is taken in by the Allied Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, creator of the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD). The character actor starred in del Toro’s Hellboy movies like Abe Sapien, a Victorian scientist who is transformed into an aquatic creature after a mysterious ritual gone wrong.

by Del Toro Hellboy the films received largely positive reviews from critics and audiences for its faithfulness to Mignola’s source comics and the performances of its actors, namely Ron Perlman and Jones. Despite positive reviews, del Toro’s two films performed only modestly at the box office, resulting in a third film dying in development hell over creative differences between the Oscar-winning filmmaker and Universal. Pictures. Franchise rights would briefly revert to Lionsgate for the David Harbor directed Hellboy reboot, which received largely negative reviews from critics and was a box office flop, though one star still holds out hope for the franchise’s future chances.

While speaking exclusively with Screen Rant for his Hocus Pocus 2 back, Doug Jones shared his thoughts on a potential hell boy 3. While noting that his comments have “no impactDuring production on three sequels, Abe Sapien confirmed his interest in returning for the film, in a major circumstance. Check out what Jones shared below:

Yeah, no, every time one of us comes up and says, give our feelings about wanting to do a Hellboy 3, it turns into a fan frenzy of “You guys it’s happening “, and that’s absolutely not how it works. So I have to put that in the preface. [Laughs] My desire to return for Hellboy 3 has absolutely no bearing on its making, I don’t wield that kind of power in Hollywood, I don’t know if you knew that or not. [Laughs] I can’t make a major studio cough up $150 million. But yeah, was there a Hellboy 3 to be done, if there was going to be one, and if Guillermo del Toro came back to direct and Ron came back to play Hellboy and Selma came back to play Liz Sherman, I absolutely would 100% come back as Abe, in this scenario, yes. But you have to look at reality, and once a reboot has been done, it’s hard to go back. So I don’t know, I don’t know.

Given the development on a potential hell boy 3 has languished for over a decade now, understandably Jones feeling the need to preface his interest in returning doesn’t mean a new movie is in the works for the franchise. Del Toro and the rest of the original Hellboy The actors frequently expressed interest in returning for a trio, although creative differences prevented the film from taking off. In its place, Lionsgate ultimately produced the poorly received reboot, whose dismal box office performance quashed plans for a potential sequel.

Although Jones may seem doubtful about his chances, his optimism to return for a potential hell boy 3 is sure to keep franchise fans hoping for his and his teammates’ return to the fold. With Harbor now busy in the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to Black Widow and the next Love at first sight film and Perlman’s recent emphasis on independent films, the door seems open for Jones and his original Hellboy actors to reprise their roles in a potential trio in the future. In the meantime, the public can rewatch the original Hellboy streaming movie on HBO Max now.

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