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Jamie Foxx is “Aggressively Pursuing” a ‘Spawn’ Reboot

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Jamie Foxx will be flexing his supervillain muscles next summer as Electro in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′, but it seems as though he’s already got his eyes on another comic-book property: a reboot of Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’. So, how close is this to actually happening?

In an interview with Movies.com at Comic-Con 2013, Foxx spoke briefly about his desire to play the demonic hero from hell. ”Spawn is one, yeah,” Foxx said about projects he’s interested in. “And Mike Tyson. Those are two roles I would just love to do. I’m aggressively pursuing them.”

Usually this is “no big deal” kind of stuff, since almost every actor nowadays says he’s interested in playing a superhero, but this is a bit different considering Foxx’s considerable clout. He’s the kind of guy that can get the ball rolling on projects, and superhero properties are more popular than ever at the moment. (Although ‘Spawn’ is admittedly darker than a large portion of the ones we’ve seen recently.)

Add to that the fact McFarlane has been trying for years to reboot ‘Spawn,’ even telling MTV back in February that he was writing it and had an “Academy Award-winning actor” waiting on the sidelines to do it. Not a stretch now to assume he was referring to Foxx, and, if so, that means the two have been planning this for a while now.

Would you like to see Foxx tackle the role of Spawn?

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