Over the weekend Spawn comic book creator Todd McFarlane made a surprise guest appearance at Phoenix Comic Fest. Here the writer and artist revealed to Omega Underground that a “big” Spawn announcement was coming later this week.
Spawn movie announcement coming sometime in the coming weeks #PhoenixComicFest
— Caleb Williams (@KnightGambit) May 27, 2018
Now today, in less-than-surprising news Deadline is reporting that Jamie Foxx has indeed signed onto star in Todd McFarlane’s upcoming remake of Spawn. McFarlane will be both writing and directing the project for Blumhouse Studios. Foxx has been rumored for the role of Spawn for almost two years since the writer began working on the script.
Al Simmons, a member of a CIA black ops team who is betrayed twice. After being set up by his cohorts to be murdered with his corpse set aflame, Newman is double crossed in Hell. He is convinced to become a Hellspawn warrior in exchange for being able to be reunited with his wife. But Spawn finds himself stuck in a demonic creature shell, and that his wife moved on and married his best friend. So this is one pissed-off antihero who attends to dispatching the scum of the city in good and evil battles that encompass Earth, Heaven and Hell.
We at Omega Underground have also learned that production is expected to begin this August. No locations have been given at this point in time.
Spawn is expected to hit sometime in 2019