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Original Hellboy Actor Open To No Way Home-Style Crossover

Exclusive: Original Hellboy actor Doug Jones says he’s open to a Spider-Man: No Way Home-style crossover between his films and those of David Harbour.


With the franchise undergoing multiple incarnations, original Hellboy actor Doug Jones says he’s open to a Spider-Man: No Coming Home-crossover styling in the future. Guillermo del Toro brought Mike Mignola’s comics to life in 2004 with Ron Perlman leading the cast of the well-received adaptation alongside Jones as the amphibious psychic Abe Sapien and Selma Blair as the pyroknietic Liz Sherman. The group would meet to Hellboy II: The Golden Agewhich also earned largely positive reviews and was a modest box office success.

Despite plans for a third installment, the rights to the comic book franchise ultimately landed in Lionsgate’s lap, resulting in the 2019 Hellboy reboot with David Harbor as the main character. The film went on to receive largely negative reviews from critics and audiences, leading to box office disappointment and canceling plans for the future. Despite this, a Hellboy star his thoughts on how to expand the franchise.

While speaking exclusively with Screen Rant discuss his Hocus Pocus 2 back, Doug Jones shared his thoughts on the future of the Hellboy franchise. Expressing his doubts about his return after the franchise reboot, the original Abe Sapien actor was asked about the possibility of a Spider-Man: No Coming Home-crossover style, confirming its interest in the concept. See what Jones had to say below:

Which was a great scene, if we could find a way to blend our worlds, I would love that.

Given del Toro Hellboy the films were largely PG-13 focused, while Neil Marshall 2019 aimed for an R rating, finding a way to bridge the different tones seems like a unique task to try and undertake. However, with Spider-Man: No Coming Home Showing how to effectively blend a variety of tones that satisfy a variety of franchise fans, it doesn’t seem entirely impossible that Perlman and Harbor’s universes will cross paths in the future. Plus, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe trio providing some closure for Andrew Garfield’s webslinger, at the very least, a Hellboy the crossover with Perlman and Harbor might just close the book on one of the two portrayals of the character.

With the Harbour-led Hellboy reboot badly, many canceled his version of the character from Dark Horse Comics and the future of the franchise was then left in doubt. Despite this, Perlman and Harbor have frequently expressed interest in reprising their roles in potential sequels, alongside Jones, making the latter’s opening a Spider-Man: No Coming Home-crossover style an intriguing idea for fans of the franchise. Audiences can rewatch Perlman and Harbour’s original film Hellboy streaming on HBO Max now.

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