In been a while since the Spawn hit the big screen in 1997 starring Michael Jai White and John Leguizamo. Since then the character has been stuck in development. But all of that will soon be changing as Spawn’s creator, Todd McFarlane, has taken matters into his own hands, writing and directing the upcoming Spawn film. It will be produced by Blumhouse Productions and will star Jamie Foxx as Al Simmons aka Spawn and Jeremy Renner as detective Maximilian “Twitch” Williams.
Along with creating Spawn, McFarlane is the co-creator of Eddie Brock aka Venom. and with Sony’s Venom being released digitally a few days ago and then Blu-ray, 4K and DVD on December 18th, McFarlene hosted a Ask Me Anything segment on Reddit. Although it was supposed to be Venom related, he took the time to answer a few questions about his upcoming cinematic reboot of Spawn.
First off one of the things we learned is that, even though this is a reboot of Spawn, this film will not be an origin story. McFarlane said that there won’t be an origin story because, “It eats away time to do cool stuff”. Also in a bit of bad news for some Spawn fans, when asked about the possibility of Leguizamo reprising his role as the Violator, he made it clear that the Violator will not be in the upcoming film. Also stated that Detective Twitch’s partner in the NYPD, Sam Burke will not be in the film.
Although McFarlane did not reveal anything about what characters to expect in the film, at least now we know that the villain Violator will not be returning to the big screen for now. What classic Spawn characters would you like to see in the upcoming reboot? Let us know in the comment section below!
ALSO SEE: VENOM INTERVIEW: DIRECTOR RUBEN FLEISCHER ON THE FILM’S SUCCESS, ITS POTENTIAL SEQUEL, AND ZOMBIELAND 2
Sony Pictures’ Venom is available now digitally.
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