January was the last time really seen any news out of Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Spawn film. However, over the weekend rumors began swirling that Amazing Spider-Man star Jamie Foxx had been offered the role. Foxx has previously expressed interest in the character saying he is one of two roles he would like to play. “Spawn is one, year, and Mike Tyson. Those are two roles I would just love to do. I’m aggressively pursuing them.”
However, there has not been an official announcement of Foxx taking on the role.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t see the potential of what Jamie Foxx as Spawn could look like. Fan favorite artist BossLogic performed his magic to give us an idea of what Foxx could look like as Al Simmons aka Spawn. BossLogic shows off Foxx as Ewing with his burnt face and then showcases him with the iconic Spawn mask.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) May 7, 2018
If you are unfamiliar with Spawn, he’s a Black Ops operator who was killed in action by his partner and sent to Hell for his crimes which included knowingly killing innocent people while working for the CIA. He made a deal with an evil being to become the demonic creature known as Spawn so he could return to Earth to see his wife. However, he lost much of his memory upon taking the deal.
Based on the last update that Todd McFarlane has given us, this take on Spawn is going to be very ambitious.
“We just signed off on the script, and are going into budgeting. We’re also having our casting meeting…It will be dark and heavy, serious, R-rated. It won’t be a superhero movie. I don’t think most people would categorize it as that. It will be a supernatural thriller, like a lot of good creep movies. The only thing in the movie that’s fantastic is Spawn, and anything else is otherwise normal.”
Not only that, but it will be darker than the 1997 movie and resembling something closer to the HBO animated series.
“We don’t want to muddy the waters. It’s R-rated. Not like “Deadpool,” where there was just a couple F-bombs and a naked butt. Not like “Logan” either…We’re talking trauma, true trauma, as serious as possible.”
Even if Jamie Foxx comes on board, there is still a long way to go before Spawn becomes a feature. The film is expected to start filming this year. It is also scheduled for a 2019 release.
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