Child’s Play Remake Trailer #2 Sends Chucky on a Killing Spree

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Chucky is on the loose in the latest Child’s Play Remake trailer. We were treated to our first look at the new Buddi doll earlier this week, complete with a big knife. He doesn’t look as menacing as the original Chucky, but he has a pretty good voice provided by iconic Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who once voiced the villainous doll for an episode of Robot Chicken, though the actor forgot he had done the voice until someone on social media reminded him. Hamill is taking over for Brad Dourif, who has provided the Chucky voice since the beginning.

The cards have pretty much been stacked against the Child’s Play remake since it was announced. The first Child’s Play teaser trailer did not provide a look at Chucky and horror fans were pretty bummed on the studio for going forward and making the movie while creator Don Mancini is still out keeping the franchise alive. However, things took a bit of a change for the positive when it was revealed Mark Hamill was on board to provide the voice of Chucky for the remake. Hamill has an extensive background in voice acting and is probably best-known for providing the voice of the Joker.

Now we have Mark Hamill’s voice and Chucky on full display in the Child’s Play remake trailer. It is different and it’s still going to be hard for a lot of horror fans to take in, but the studio is more than likely hoping to get a new generation of younger Chucky fans on board with the remake. With that being said, it’s going to be interesting to see how horror fans of all ages react to seeing the new version of Chucky out on the prowl.

 

In addition to Mark Hamill as Chucky, the Child’s Play remake also stars Aubrey Plaza as a mother who gives her son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. The remake costars Atlanta‘s Brian Tyree Henry. Plaza and Henry had a lot of fun during the making of the movie, often pulling pranks on the young cast and posting them to social media. The movie was written by Tyler Burton Smith and directed by Lars Klevberg, who declares the original Child’s Play to be one of his favorite movies.

In today’s current landscape, the Child’s Play remake fits right in. However, it is unclear as to how it will do when it hits theaters on June 21st. There are many horror fans who will side with Don Mancini and don’t want to have anything to do with a remake of one of horror’s finest franchises. On the other hand, a new revamped Chucky could be a huge success that goes on to spawn a new franchise. Regardless of how everything pans out, you can check out the first full-length trailer for the Child’s Play remake below, thanks to Orion Pictures.

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Thor 4 in Development with Director Taika Waititi to Return?

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Thor 4 is reportedly in development with director Taika Waititi on board to come back. Valkyrie actress Tessa Thompson revealed the news in a recent interview, though she wasn’t able to say much else. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a pretty big mystery after Avengers: Endgame wraps everything up later this month. We’re about to witness eleven years-worth of storytelling culminate with the widely-known characters into a phase which may or may not contain some of these same heroes. Black Widow is returning in her standalone movie and plenty of MCU characters are getting their own Disney+ shows.

There have been whispers about Thor 4 ever since Ragnarok came out and blew away everyone’s expectations. Taika Waititi was a breath of fresh air for the movie series, which had seemed to get a bit stale. Even lead actor Chris Hemsworth found himself bored with playing the God of Thunder until Waititi encouraged a new approach to the character and the franchise as a whole. Humor and improvising were key components to the success of the movie and the new Thor that emerges in Infinity War. Now, it looks like the team may be reconvening.

Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is a fan favorite character and many MCU fans were happy to see her face on an Avengers: Endgame character poster. In a recent interview, she was asked about the upcoming movie, but she obviously could not say much, since everybody is sworn to secrecy. However, that did not stop her from talking about a potential Thor 4 being in development. Thompson explains.

“I heard that a pitch has happened for (another Thor film). I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika (Waititi, who directed Ragnarok) would come back.”

If Thor 4 is really happening, it has to bring back Taika Waititi. The director and Chris Hemsworth have talked about the sequel privately, so there is a desire to move forward, but the decision will have to wait until Avengers: Endgame is released. From there, anything could happen. Maybe Tessa Thompson, Hemsworth, and Waititi reunite for a Disney+ series. Waititi has already directed an episode and voiced a character for the upcoming streaming platform’s Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian.

 

It sounds like Thor 4 could really happen in the MCU’s upcoming Phase 4. Fans would definitely be into another installment, especially with Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, and Tessa Thompson involved. However, it sounds like the movie is in the very early stages of development, which means anything could happen at this time. Plus, Marvel Studios is notoriously secretive, so even if Thor 4 is being written right now, we won’t hear about it until later. You can check out the rest of the interview with Tessa Thompson over at the Los Angeles Times.

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Marvel’s The Eternals Locks in Train to Busan Star Ma Dong-seok

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The cast for The Eternals is really starting to take shape as Ma Dong-seok has signed on for Marvel’s upcoming cosmic adventure. While a great deal of what Marvel Studios is planning beyond Avengers: Endgame remains a mystery, certain projects have made themselves known to the world. This being one of them. Now, we know of yet another key actor who is going to be portraying one of the ancient, cosmic beings created by the late, great Jack Kirby.

According to a new report, Dong-seok Ma, also known as Don Lee, will make his American movie debut in The Eternals. Details regarding his role are currently being kept under wraps, as has been the case with any casting related to this project so far. That makes sense, considering that Marvel Studios hasn’t even formally announced it just yet. The South Korean actor is best known for his role in the zombie thriller Train to Busan. Some of his other credits include The Outlaws, Champion and Unstoppable.

He joins a cast that possibly includes Angelina Jolie (Maleficent, Wanted), who is currently in talks and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley). As for Ma Dong-seok, there have been persistent rumors that Marvel will be casting a gay lead actor in The Eternals, and more recent reports have suggested that actor will be Asian. If that turns out to be true, Dong-seok could fit the bill. Again, if these rumors pan out, that would make him a very significant member of the MCU right out of the gate, as many have been calling for an openly gay character in these movies for a long time. We’ve gotten close, but Marvel has yet to actually pull the trigger.

 

The Eternals first appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics in 1976 in their own series that was written and illustrated by comic book legend Jack Kirby. Very basically, it centers on a group created by the Celestials, a powerful group that has been teased briefly in the MCU in the past, along with their nemesis, The Deviants. The two groups have been at war with one another for thousands of years in order to determine who is the ultimate race. Much like Guardians of the Galaxy before the movie was made, this is a very obscure title that most people outside of very hardcore comic book readers likely aren’t very familiar with.

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow movie is very likely going to be the next MCU movie to enter production. Given the casting we’ve been hearing about, it feels like a safe bet that The Eternals will go after that. Chloe Zhao (The Rider) will be in the director’s chair for this one, working from a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo (Ruin). We’ll be sure to keep you posted as further details on the project are made available. The movie does not yet have a release date set. This news was first reported by The Wrap.

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Will The Rise of Skywalker Characters Ever Return in Future Star Wars Movies?

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The Rise of Skywalker might not be the end of the line for Rey, Finn, Poe and others like BB-8. Lucasfilm president says the characters could show up in future Star Wars projects, including movies and TV shows. The upcoming installment marks the end of the Skywalker saga, but that doesn’t mean some of the characters introduced in the latest trilogy won’t live on to fight further battles in the Star Wars universe, which should be good news for fans who were wondering what the future held for the newer characters.

Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams introduced The Rise of Skywalker to the world late last week and it already has Star Wars fans looking into the future to see what’s happening next with the franchise. Kennedy is already one step ahead as two new trilogies are being planned along with new material for the Disney+ streaming platform. With that said, will we see any of the characters introduced in the latest trilogy ever again? Kennedy had this to say.

“You know, there is an appropriate time (before considering the reappearance of key characters). We’re using this appropriate time as an opportunity to see where we’re going now that we’re leaving the Skywalker saga behind. But there’s no question that there’s certain characters that we’ve created, certainly in the last three movies, that we may very well wanna see down the line in the future.”

The Rise of Skywalker will point the way for the latest cast of characters from the recent trilogy. Obviously, we’ve only seen the first teaser trailer and the movie doesn’t come out until the end of the year, which means we have no idea what’s going to go down, other than what has been teased. Kathleen Kennedy admits the newer characters can show up again down the line, but she was also careful to say they weren’t announcing anything new at this time. She explains.

 

“We have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much. We don’t have a crystal ball. We tried a little bit with Solo to see if we could do two movies a years and whether or not there was really an opportunity for that and we felt that’s not going to work so we backed off of that a little bit. But it doesn’t mean we don’t think about lots of different stories because that’s the exciting thing about this universe.”

Solo seems to have been an eye opening moment for Lucasfilm and Disney. The movie hit theaters less than six months after Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi and fans weren’t as receptive to it as they more than likely would have been if the movie came out later. Johnson’s movie proved to be divisive and separated hardcore fans. The box office failure and response to Solo made Lucasfilm go back and question their whole release strategy and had them go back and scrap some projects that were in development.

Signing on to a Star Wars project is a big deal, so it might be a while before we see Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac back on the big screen, if they end up coming back at all. The Rise of Skywalker will probably give us a better indication of what the future will hold. For now, the Skywalker saga is preparing to end, which is a pretty big deal. You can check out the interview with Kathleen Kennedy below, thanks to the MTV News Twitter account.

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Endgame Directors Say Sorry to Tom Holland for Dusting Spider-Man

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The Russo Brothers have apologized to Tom Holland for dusting Spider-Man in Infinity War. The promotional tour for Avengers: Endgame is currently underway and Joe Russo is in China with Chris Hemsworth to spread the gospel. Last year, the directing duo were in China with Mark Ruffalo and Holland, aka the two biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe spoilers on the planet, as they rode the Tron roller coaster at Shanghai Disneyland. At the time, the directing duo joked the two actors were speeding away from Marvel snipers.

It’s a year later and Peter Parker is still dead. Tom Holland wasn’t able to attend the Avengers: Endgame festivities in China, which meant that Chris Hemsworth and Joe Russo had to ride the Tron rollercoaster all by themselves. From the looks of the video, they’re still having a good time and Russo decided to apologize to Holland. He had this to say.

“Missing you Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo (remember) this from last year boys? Sorry we dusted you Tom. Had a blast with Chris Hemsworth this year…”

While Tom Holland isn’t involved in the Avengers: Endgame press tour, it is widely believed he will show up in the movie. Peter Parker has a new movie coming out this summer, Spider-Man: Far From Home, so he’s going to have to come back from the dustbin at some point. Speaking of Spidey, it was just announced that the highly anticipated sequel will now release 3 days earlier, opening on July 2nd instead of the 5th to capture more of the holiday box office, which it is sure to dominate.

Avengers: Endgame marks the end of the MCU’s Phase 3, while Spider-Man: Far From Home will be the first project released for Phase 4. Marvel Studios is pretty amazing at keeping secrets, so it isn’t exactly clear what Phase 4 is going to look like, though we expect to get some insight this summer at San Diego Comic-Con. Marvel Studios famously sat last year out, leaving a gaping hole in the convention schedule. However, this year is poised to be a big one for the studio and its fans, especially after the conclusion of Endgame.

 

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th and MCU fans are starting to get more than a little impatient, especially with all of the new leaks recently hitting the web. Navigating the internet is like a minefield for some, with trolls ready to spoil everything before the movie even opens in theaters. With that being said, it’s a good thing Tom Holland isn’t around on the press tour to spoil anything for the fans. However, Mark Ruffalo is still lurking and could very well end up accidentally streaming the first 10 minutes of audio from the world premier screening next week. You can check out the apology to Tom Holland below, thanks to The Russo Brothers Twitter account.

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Final Toy Story 4 Poster & New TV Spot Shine a Spotlight on Bo Peep

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Toy Story 4 is on the way and Disney•Pixar have released a new poster and TV spot to celebrate the upcoming release. The highly anticipated sequel doesn’t hit theaters until June, but Disney has been out promoting the movie quite a bit lately while announcing the franchise will have a presence on the Disney+ streaming platform. Newcomer Forky, voiced by Tony Hale and Bo Beep, voiced by Annie Potts will receive new shorts on the upcoming streaming platform, which launches in November.

The latest Toy Story 4 trailer pits the team up against a cat, who at first doesn’t look too menacing. However, it is later revealed the feline likes to tear up plush toys, which does not sit well with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s Ducky and Bunny characters as they learn what they’re made of. It’s kind of a jarring moment, but it is obviously full of humor. As for the latest poster, it reunites Bo Peep with Woody and Buzz as they prepare to set off on a new adventure, which will find them learning new things about each other and themselves.

Woody is making it the team’s mission to take care of Forky in Toy Story 4. Bonnie created Forky and he doesn’t feel like a toy, he only feels like trash, so it’s up to the gang to show Bonnie’s new toy that he has a place in the world. Additionally, the sequel shows Bo Peep after years on her own and shows an adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo reunite, they soon realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

 

Annie Potts sat Toy Story 3 out, so fans have been wondering where Bo Peep was after all of this time. Toy Story 4 is going to help fill that gap with her return and the addition of new toys, like Keanu Reeves’ Duke Caboom, who helps out Bo. Like Forky, Caboom is struggling with his place in the toy world too, so we’re going to see the two very different toys as they learn from Buzz, Woody, and the gang about what it takes to be a real toy.

Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21st and it features a huge cast. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Maddie McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage, Don Rickles, Jeff Garlin, Maliah Bargas-Good, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, and Estelle Harris all star in the highly anticipated sequel, which Tom Hanks has called historic. You can check out the new Toy Story 4 TV spot and poster below, thanks to the Pixar YouTube channel.

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The Irishman Producer Says Scorsese’s Next Is Funny Like Goodfellas

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It looks like there may be some Goodfellas similarities in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman after all. Producer on the project, Jane Rosenthal, states that both movies have a great sense of humor, despite Scorsese’s long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker trying to get away from the comparisons to the iconic director’s earlier work. With the same actors and director on board, there are sure to be some similarities, and being compared to Goodfellas is definitely not a bad thing at all. However, Schoonmaker was emphasizing The Irishman is very much its own thing.

The Irishman will get a theatrical debut and Jane Rosenthal believes Martin Scorsesefans are going to want to see this one on the big screen as opposed to Netflix at home. To drive her point home, the producer compared the experience to laughing at home by yourself vs. going to a theater. It’s a good comparison, but many Scorsese fans were probably already aiming to see the movie on the big screen. Rosenthal explains.

“There will be some sort of theatrical component. You have to have that. It’s a different experience than watching it at home. In a theater, you may start to laugh at something because the people next to you are laughing – and The Irishman is very funny, much like Goodfellas was funny.”

Netflix has announced The Irishman will have a theatrical component, but the details have not been revealed as of this writing. The movie will obviously be available on the streaming service, though it isn’t clear if this particular project will get a theatrical release ahead of time. Netflix has shied away from doing that in the past, giving their subscribers the first chance to see their original content. Jane Rosenthal continued to talk about going to the movies to see The Irishman. She had this to say.

 

“Marty is a genius in the way his shots move. You see them differently on a big screen. I watched Roma in a theater, and the clarity of the black and white on a big screen was so beautiful. You miss that when you watch it at home on your computer. But at the same time you have a situation where audiences have more power than ever before over how they want to watch something.”

The Irishman is expected to be a contender during awards season and the Academy Awards have been mentioned more than once when talking about the unreleased movie. Martin Scorsese is working closely with Industrial Light and Magic to get the de-aging technology on lock before they premiere it to an audience. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino are all playing younger versions of themselves for a portion of the movie, so the de-aging technology is very integral to the storytelling.

Netflix has not yet set a release date for The Irishman. They have also not released a trailer yet. We were treated to a teaser during the Academy Awards, but it was all dialogue with some text on the screen, announcing the fall release with no concrete date. The movie already has a lot of hype surrounding it, so it’s going to be very interesting to see how it is received upon its release. The interview with Jane Rosenthal was originally conducted by Variety.

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Disney Flushes Fox’s Mouse Guard Just Weeks Before Production Start

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Disney is already starting to axe more Fox projects. Mouse Guard was set to begin production in two weeks, but will not be happening after Disney pulled the plug. The adaptation of the Archaia/Boom! Studios comic was highly anticipated and had everything lined up and ready to go. The long-talked about Disney and Fox deal officially finalized at the end of March and Disney has had no problems cleaning house and getting rid of unneeded Fox projects or employees. A reason behind the scrapping of Mouse Guard has not been revealed.

While a reasoning for the production halt on Mouse Guard was not given, there has been speculation it was due to the fact that Disney has a few live-action CGI projects on its plate at the moment. Mouse Guard is set up to use motion capture and a lot of CGI for the mice and other animals, leading to comparisons of recent and future Disney movies. Others speculate that the budget of $170 million is too high for a Fox-related project under their roof, which may have been the reason behind the sudden cancelation. Another source close to the matter says the money isn’t an issue.

Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster were set to lead the cast of Mouse Guard and Idris Elba was expected to join the cast as of last month. Samson Kayo and Jack Whitehall were also set to star in the project. However, it looks like the cast may have just earned a vacation since the production has been stopped. There is no word if everybody will remain on board or if the movie will have to be recast if someone else picks it up, which is a possibility.

While the production halt on Mouse Guard is certainly not good news for producers Matt Reeves, Ross Ritchie, and Stephen Christy, it is believed they are being allowed to shop the movie. There is apparently already interest in getting the project back up and running, which would be great for the cast and crew who were already set to begin in a few weeks. Director Wes Ball (Maze Runner) is expected to turn the movie into a franchise and there are a lot of high hopes behind him and the movie.

As to where Mouse Guard will end up, that is a mystery for the time being, but it has been rumored Netflix is interested. The streaming platform could make for a good fit for the movie and they are looking to compete with Disney+, which is launching at the end of the year. Taking a project from Disney and turning it into a success would certainly be a way to start the streaming wars off. However, it is unclear at this time where Mouse Guard will end up when the dust settles.

Mouse Guard has been described as Game of Thrones, but with mice. There is a ton of potential for the project and Netflix could be the place to tell the story in a long-form way, though it isn’t clear if they would want to take the movie and turn it into a series instead. As for Disney, it is imagined they will continue to clean house over the next several months while they compete with themselves at the box office and try to wipe out all of the other streaming platforms with Disney+. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to announce the Mouse Guard cancellation news.

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Disney Knocks New Mutants Off 2019 Release Slate, Is It Ever Coming Out?

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We will get to see The New Mutants someday, it’s just not clear when that’s going to happen or how it’s going to happen. This X-Men spinoff has been in the works for a very, very long time now, with the original release date pegged for April 2018. But that day came and went and the project has since been sitting in the dreaded land of uncertainty. Unfortunately, the Disney/Fox deal closing didn’t help that uncertainty. In fact, it’s just added another wrinkle, as it looks like the troubled project has been delayed yet again.

According to a new report, Disney has decided to delay the release of The New Mutants, which is currently set to arrive on August 2. There is no word on just how long it’s going to be delayed and this information is coming from an anonymous source from the Fox ranks. So, with this kind of thing, it needs to be treated as rumor to some degree. That said, Disney hasn’t given any update regarding the movie’s release since they took over. Only going so far as to include it on their release calendar at CinemaCon earlier this month. The anonymous source allegedly had this to offer.

“The new release date will be far away from August. Nothing else is known at this point.”

Meanwhile, marketing has been ramping up for Dark Phoenix, which is being billed as the final installment of the main X-Men franchise, as Disney will fold those characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the road, meaning we can expect a reboot of some kind to happen. As for The New Mutants, this movie began filming back in July 2017 under the direction of Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and the first teaser trailer was released in October 2017. Apparently, the studio wanted significant reshoots. Boone clashed with their requests and it’s more or less been collecting dust ever since.

The New Mutants centers on a group of five young mutants who are all just discovering their abilities and are being held in a secret facility against their will. The movie has a horror theme to it and was originally being eyed as the start of a trilogy. At this point, it will be amazing if just this movie managed to get a theatrical release at all. There have been persistent rumors that the project could be dumped to a streaming service such as Hulu, which Disney now owns a controlling stake in.

 

The cast, including Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, have expressed their frustration and uncertainty regarding the movie. Disney will probably wait until Dark Phoenix arrives in June before making any public announcements regarding the release of The New Mutants. Just don’t expect them to give it a big push at this point, as it’s probably just being written off mostly as a loss. Disney and Marvel have bigger fish to fry. This news first surfaced over at iHorror.com.

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Hellboy Remake Swaps Out Stalin for Hitler in Russia

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The Hellboy reboot, which has been off to something of a rocky start, has had an interesting wrinkle thrown into the mix, thanks to censors in Russia. This movie is going to need every single dollar it can get from international markets if it has any hope of becoming a success. So for Lionsgate, it’s great news that the movie is playing in Russia. They just decided to remove a reference to infamous Soviet political figure Joseph Stalin. In its place, they’ve added a reference to Adolf Hitler.

Warning: minor spoilers ahead for the Hellboy reboot. This is already a strange movie, filled with strange beasts. One of those beasts goes by the name of Baba Yaga, which is ripped from Russian folklore. At one point, David Harbour’s titular character is speaking with Baba Yaga and reminds him that he once tried to resurrect the spirit of Joseph Stalin by saying, “I recall you tried to raise Stalin’s ghost from a necropolis.” The Russian-language version of the movie, instead, contains this version of the line.

“I want to remind you, you tried to raise Hitler’s spirit from a necropolis.”

Theaters that decided to screen the English-language version of the movie also pulled a similar switch. During the moment of dialogue, the audio is bleeped when Stalin’s name is mentioned. Instead, the word “Hitler” is displayed across the screen in subtitles. Clearly, those in charge of censoring movies in Russia weren’t big on having Stalin’s name brought up during the course of a blockbuster cinema experience. So they went with a German political figure whose name carries with it a deep uneasiness, to say the very least.

The reboot of the franchise, which is based on Mike Mignola’s comic book series of the same name, was originally poised to possibly become the next great R-rated comic book franchise in Hollywood, ala Deadpool. Instead, it serves as another reminder that the superhero genre does not guarantee success. Guillermo del Toro, now an Oscar-winner for his work on The Shape of Water, directed two Hellboy movies, released in 2004 and 2008, that were perhaps a bit ahead of their time, but well-liked. For years, del Toro and star Ron Perlman, who played the titular character previously, were trying to get a third movie off the ground. Lionsgate, instead, opted for the reboot.

 

That proved to perhaps be the wrong call. Not only were there reports of unrest and chaos on the set of the Neill Marshall-directed movie during filming, but it has also been largely panned by critics, as it sits at a very poor 15 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience rating, however, is much more favorable, sitting at 62 percent. Still, the not-so-great buzz has led to mediocre results at the box office, as Hellboy has pulled in just $14.3 million domestically. Considering its $50 million budget, that’s far from ideal. This news was previously reported by the BBC.

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