'Stranger Things' star David Harbour has revealed that on the release of the famously bad 'Hellboy' reboot, he turned to 'Green Lantern' survivor Ryan Reynolds for advice.
"It was a very difficult experience because I wanted a lot out of it. I really like [Mike Mignola, 'Hellboy' creator], I like that character,” he told GQ.
However, upon the announcement of the new film, Harbour was disappointed to see that fans had an adverse reaction. "Immediately when it began, even when it was announced, I realised that people did not want that character reinvented. I was very naïve and optimistic about what we were going to do."
But, if there's one man who knows how to handle a flop, it's Ryan Reynolds. The Canadian actor famously starred in the much-maligned 'Green Lantern', which was supposed to be the start of a DC extended universe, until it was panned upon release. Harbour took the opportunity to give Reynolds a call for some advice.
"I know him a little bit. I called him and I was like, 'Hey man, I just need to know something. You know 'Green Lantern'? Huge flop for you. What the fuck is that like, because I think I’m going to hit that right now. Am I gonna be okay? Am I gonna survive this?'"
According to Harbour, Reynolds was very "sweet" about it.
Reynolds recently re-watched 'Green Lantern' while live-tweeting some excellent jokes, which proves he's one of the best at taking criticism on the chin.
See if you can spot the CGI! pic.twitter.com/aXUXA8kR2i
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 17, 2021
You can catch David Harbour in the much more successful 'Stranger Things' season 4, streaming on Netflix now.