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COMIC REEL: McFarlane Says “Spawn” Script More Horrific Than Heroic; Amboyer Hints At “BvS” Role

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SPAWN


“Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane discussed the character’s eventual return to the big screen and revealed the script for the film is finished when speaking with ComicBook.com.

“I’ve finished the script, and I’m in the process of editing,” said McFarlane while at Toy Fair. “It’s 183 pages, and [producers] usually like 120. I still think it’s going to end up being about 140, because I’m putting in details for myself.” McFarlane added that he wants to keep the film “small” and “tight” so that the producers will let him direct it.

McFarlane also said that the film will be different from other superhero films.

“I’d put it more into horror/suspense/supernatural genre,” said McFarlane. “If you take the movie ‘The Departed’ meets ‘Paranormal Activity,’ something like that… In the background, there’s this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn. Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be the spectre, the ghost.”

McFarlane previously spoke about the new film back in 2013, saying that it would be a horror film and that he was angling to direct.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

“Good Morning America” correspondent Jesse James Palmer has teased his upcoming “GMA” chat with Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.


Toy Ark has a look at all the “Batman v Superman” figures revealed at Toy Fair, including one of Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) in a prison jumpsuit. The figure matches up with the first photo of Luthor, which featured the character in what appeared to be a prison jumpsuit.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR


ComicBookMovie has spotted a new piece of promotional art featuring #TeamCaptainAmerica.

DAREDEVIL


Marvel has released the first full-length trailer for “Daredevil” season two.

Returns to Netflix on March 18

DEADPOOL

Entertainment Weekly has a breakdown of how a few pop songs made their way into “Deadpool,” including Juice Newton’s “Angel of the Morning.”

“This one has been in there since day one,” said director Tim Miller. “It has always been the perfect contrast to the complete and utter mayhem going on in the scene.”

Co-screenwriter Rhett Reese said that he thinks the song was originally his suggestion. “Deadpool the character is so eclectic in terms of his references and his taste — and so what better way to set the tone of a movie than with Juice Newton? And to introduce a new a whole new generation to her. You go to an ‘Angel of the Morning’ video on YouTube and all the kids are listening to it and commenting on it that they found their way there through Deadpool. That’s so awesome.”

“It’s weird that you hear it at first and realize that it’s an ironic choice,” added co-writer Paul Wernick. “But the ironic choice can also work in an unironic, very earnest way. The song is there because we love it.”

“Deadpool” broke box office records over the weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, “Deadpool” made $135 million domestically and $125 million internationally this weekend. That officially makes it the one of the highest grossing comic book adaptations in history, and one of the highest grossing rated R films as well. So far “Deadpool” has broken three box office records: Biggest opening weekend in February, Biggest opening weekend in the winter and biggest opening weekend for an R-rated film.

Director Miller also revealed that there won’t be a director’s cut. “I don’t wanna be all Joss Whedon on you, but no there’s not [a director’s cut]…” Miller told Collider. “There are some deleted scenes that have some extra stuff, but I’m pretty happy with this cut. I like it.”

In theaters now

THE FLASH

A new “Flash” featurette from the CW goes inside “Escape from Earth-2.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

SUICIDE SQUAD

Margot Robbie gave her Instagram followers a “Suicide Squad” valentine, one featuring art of Harley Quinn and the Joker.

Gimme some puddin xx HQ💋

A photo posted by @margotrobbie on


Opens on August 5, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD

You can read a recap of last night’s “Walking Dead” premiere here. AMC has aired a promo for next week’s episode, “The Next World.”

There’s also a sneak peek at a scene from the ep.

Post-show, Variety posted an interview with Andrew Lincoln about how the episode will affect his relationship with Carl.

“Certainly if we’re going to echo the comics, which I hope we do, I think it marks a very interesting turning point in Rick and Carl’s relationship,” said Lincoln. “If he makes it, which we hope he does, in the comic books he’s disfigured, and you know, he’s a teenage boy. He’s a boy and with one eye, he’s an uncompromising presence, and certainly it’s hard enough parenting an adolescent – so I hear – in the millennium, let alone a zombie apocalypse. It’s not going to be without its problems. I also dig, particularly, the relationship – which is almost a triangle – between Negan, Rick and Carl. I think that’s a really interesting psychological battleground; the father figure and a parent that cares desperately about and would give his life for his son, sometimes can be smothering and not value the son enough or not listen to the son as a true leader in his own right. Whereas someone else may offer that, which is very interesting. All of this ground is the stuff I’ve been waiting for, certainly in that relationship. I think it’s really interesting; it’s touching upon the same moral ambiguity of ‘The Grove’ and episodes like that. I think we’re getting into muddy, deep and dark waters, and as an actor, for my taste, it really excites me, I’m really interested in that area. In short, I think it gets very complicated, very quickly.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

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