With studios green-lighting every superhero property they can think of in search of the next big blockbuster franchise — just what the heck is a Max Steel anyways? — it’s kind of surprising that we haven’t seen a Spawn remake. Not only is Todd McFarlane’s character one of the biggest comic book characters to be created in the last twenty years, he is also one of the few prominent black superheroes (anti-superheroes?) to have already gotten his own movie adaptation. Diversity that comes with an R-rating? Just tell the suits that it’s Deadpool-meets-Black Panther and watch the dollar signs come rolling in.
It's no secret that that 1997 film adaptation of the 'Spawn' comic books is something of a cinematic abomination, so you can't blame fans for getting excited every time someone brings up the possibility of the character getting a second shot at the big screen. After countless false starts and dead-ends over the years, it looks like they may be finally getting their wish: creator Todd MacFarlane claims (via The Gate) that he's hard at work on the screenplay right now and that it may go before cameras as soon as next year.
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?
Remember the '90s when we all thought Spawn was so cool? This cosplayer shows us that the hellacious hero still is.