although a spawn A reboot has been suggested for years, Jamie Foxx has not let that time affect his desire to star in the film. The long in-development spawn The reboot, once directed by Canadian comics writer and filmmaker Todd McFarlane, has been coming to fruition since 2018. Progress has been slow for some time now, with funding and story issues cropping up over the years. Finally, however, spawn recently scored a major update when it added a trio of writers — Scott Silver, Malcolm Spellman, and Matt Mixon — to the project.
Besides Foxx, Jeremy Renner is the only other talent attributed to the film to date, although his involvement is now uncertain. Foxx takes on the role of spawn‘s Albert Simmons. According to the comic book origin, Simmons is a hit man hired by the US government and eventually killed as a result of a double cross. When Simmons awakens in Hell, he is given the chance to return to Earth, but on the condition that he returns with and leads a demonic army. Simmons accepts this deal and takes his place back on Earth as a “Hellspawn”; however, with the new title came partial amnesia and a horribly burned body. In his efforts not to return to Hell, the man formerly known as Simmons is cleaning up the streets under the new name spawn.
Even with an origin story full of complexity, it’s surprising that Foxx is unwaveringly committed to his spawn role for four years. McFarlane, who is a spawn animated series in the past, shares that sentiment and commented on it at New York Comic-Con. He tells ComicBook.com that Foxx is not only committed but also insists on getting the project started. McFarlane says:
I know in all my conversations with Jamie he never hesitated to star in this movie, on the contrary, he leaves me messages all the time like ‘Let’s go man, come on man. We must strike the moments here. Let’s go.’ We’ve talked about this being an advanced movie, right? I mean, I’ve been on stage, I’m going to be writing, producing, directing and here it comes. I forced that on Jamie and he’s kind of in that world.
Will The Spawn Movie Reboot ever get off the ground?
Given the four-year wait between now and the reboot’s announcement, there’s some valid speculation as to whether Foxx’ new spawn movie will ever see the light of day. There’s still hope thanks to the recent hire of the three writers, who all seem excited at the prospect of bringing spawn back to life. It should be noted, however, that the addition of new writers is not confirmation that the film will be completed; spawn also tapped another writer, Brian Tucker, last year. The latest update is certainly promising, as is Foxx and McFarlane’s personal excitement. Which could result in spawn finally made.
The apparent dedication to the film from not just Foxx but the writing staff as a whole is enough to spark hope among fans of the antihero. That said, those who have been waiting for the reboot should hope cautiously, like McFarlane’s spawn ambitions can be traced back to 2005. If this film is ever made, it will be exciting to see if the efforts of the entire team can successfully make the film live up to the ever-rising expectations.
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