Jamie Foxx Teases Long-Gestating Spawn Reboot, Compares It To Joker

Another update has just arrived on the Spawn a reboot that just doesn’t seem to get out of development hell, although this one looks promising. As it stands, only one live-action Spawn The film arrived in theaters with the big-screen film starring Michael Jai White released in 1997. Plans for a sequel were ultimately scrapped after the film was shut down, and although there were attempts for decades years to get a reboot, the cameras have yet to start rolling on a new Spawn film.

In 2018, however, significant progress seemed to have been made when Jamie Foxx embarked on the project to play the main role. At one point, it was also reported that Jeremy Renner (Hawk Eye) would also co-star alongside Foxx. In the end, filming was postponed indefinitely, as the project was not canceled outright. It had since been placed on ice, leaving fans skeptical that the film will ever see the light of day.

Lucky for Spawn fans, Foxx seemed very optimistic about how things are going with Spawn in a new conversation with ComicBook.com. The actor said he spoke with Todd McFarlane about their goal of presenting a new Spawn movie different from other upcoming like live-action theatrical movie and animated series on HBO.

“I’ll tell you this. I’m talking to Todd and the point is we want to make something so special because I remember seeing the first Spawn movies and then seeing the HBO versions and so we have something that almost feels like an original, without too much of it to unveil. »

Foxx then explained how the success of Joker helped to get Spawn back on track, while the new Spawn will similarly use a smaller budget than most other superhero-based films.

“But it starts out in such a cool way. And it’s not a big budget, you know? And that’s what I love about it. It’s a bit like when they did the Joker. The Joker, yes, is there, but the story of this man who was on fire, it’s the same with what we do with it. And so, we’re just like, just doing it right, cooking it right, but staying in touch, keeping the energy and when we give it to you, there’s going to be times when you’re like, “oh man.” You watched everyone fire their shot and now we’re getting ready to fire ours. »

Todd McFarlane wants the new spawn in theaters

A possible snafu that delays production could be where the movie ends. Todd McFarlane insists that Spawn should at least start in theaters, as he thinks it would be much harder to get sequels or potential spinoffs from the project if it went straight to streaming. As he once told ComicBook.com:

“The answer is that you should probably think about it. What if one of the big networks came out and pulled a ton of money and said they wanted to make a streaming movie out of it? My only hesitation for this kind of agreement at the moment is that there is no data that I can think of that anyone has been able to build a [movie] franchise starting streaming [series]. [Franchises] start in theaters, then you can do side films, then you can move on to a series that’s based on that. »

Anyway, for fans waiting to see it, let’s hope the movie can finally happen, like it’s now or never.

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