Spawn: Todd McFarlane Reveals New Details About Movie Reboot


Since Spawn hit theaters in 1997, the hellish hero has had a long road back to the big screen. After the next Spawn movie spent decades in developmental limbo, news on the film has

The movie will be written and directed by Spawn's creator, Todd McFarlane, and produced by horror heavyweights Blumhouse Productions. While not much is known about the film's horror-heavy plot, the movie will star Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner as Al Simmons/Spawn and detective Maximilian "Twitch" Williams, respectively.

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To celebrate the release of Sony's Venom on home video, McFarlane, who co-created Eddie Brock and Venom, hosted an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. While purpose of the AMA was to answer questions related to Venom's history, McFarlane also provided fans with a few new tidbits of information regarding his upcoming cinematic reboot of Spawn.

While Spawn's creator did not confirm which other characters would be showing up in the film, he did name a few that fans should not expect to see.

While Detective Twitch will make an appearance in the Spawn reboot, his NYPD partner Sam Burke will not. Furthermore, he explained that the villain Violator (who was played by John Leguizamo in the 1997's Spawn), would also not be returning for the reboot.

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Additionally, McFarlane confirmed that despite being a reboot, the new Spawn film will not be an origin story, saying, "It eats away time to do cool stuff." However, it's not clear what pre-existing Spawn stories, if any, the movie will adapt.

Written and directed by Todd McFarlane, Spawn is set to star Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner. The movie does not currently have an announced release date.

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