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‘Spawn’ reboot film will feature Jamie Foxx in title role

There were previous reports that actor Jamie Foxx was being offered the lead role for an upcoming “Spawn” reboot film. Now it has been officially confirmed that the Oscar winner will take on the title role for the superhero flick. Foxx previously expressed interest in being a part of the movie in the past, but it was unknown if he was still interested in taking on the role now.

 

As Screenrant reported, Foxx will star as the superhero Spawn in the movie which will be written and directed by the comic book’s creator Todd McFarlane. It will be an attempt to revive the franchise based on the Image comic book as there was one movie previously made back in 1997. That original movie had Michael Jai White in the title role with Jon Leguizamo co-starring as the main villain The Violator.

 

For Jamie Foxx, it will be his second attempt to succeed with a superhero film role. Foxx previously took on the role of the villain Electro in the 2014 film, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The film was considered a box office success based on how much money it made, but generally received mediocre or less-than-stellar critical reviews. That included a 52 percent overall approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 53 out of 100 weighted average score on the Metacritic website.

 

The news of Foxx being confirmed for the Spawn reboot movie came via an exclusive statement reported by Deadline on Tuesday. Blumhouse chief Jason Blum said they are “thrilled” to have Foxx in the title role. He added that Foxx is a huge fan of the “Spawn Universe that Todd McFarlane created.” In addition, Blum said having a talent like Foxx in the lead role as McFarlane brings his vision to life on the screen has them very excited about the movie.

 

There are some interesting aspects of the film already being mentioned. One of those is that the Spawn character will reportedly not speak for the entirety of the film. The other interesting aspect is the film’s rating and genre classification. It’s expected to be an R-rated supernatural horror/thriller movie. The film released in 1997 was PG-13 which was part of the attempt to grab mainstream success. With the success of newer films such as “Logan” and “Deadpool” which both did well despite being rated R, having a lead actor like Jamie Foxx certainly can’t help when it comes to a character that audiences aren’t quite as familiar with, yet.

Spawn Reboot Slated With Jamie Foxx As The Lead

Good news comic book fans. Well specifically “Spawn” fans. Everyones favorite tortured, ex CIA super agent turned literal demon, Al Newman will be hitting the big screen again in 2019. The essence of the the character will be brought to theaters courtesy of the multi talented Jamie Foxx. It is said that Foxx is a huge fan of the Spawn comic book series and will able to put his own style into the character of Spawn.

 

For those of you that don’t know, Spawn was the creation of comic book creator and director Todd MacFarlane. Created in 1992, Spawn tells the story of Al Newman. And as I mentioned earlier Al is a CIA black ops agent who was set up to be murdered by his own agency. Wanting vengance for those that murdered him and to help protect his wife, Al made a deal with the Devil that turned him into a demon on Earth. This film will offer a different take on a standard first hero movie. There will be almost no back story. MacFarlane is saving that for another movie. And the lead character will not be speaking at all during this reboot.

 

MacFarlane is hoping for big numbers at the release of this movie so it can be made into a trilogy. In the second and third movies, the director will explore more of the backstory and character aspects. Another thing Todd will avoid is any campy CGI effects like in the first big screen release. MacFarlane will be working with a low budget compared to other superhero movies.

 

I am intrigued by the direction that the director and the production company, Blumhouse Productions are going with this film. Blumhouse has already proven they can do dark content with box office hits such as: Get Out, Insidious, and Split. Spawn will be the perfect content for this pairing to explore the complex character that creates Al/Spawn. After all who wouldn’t make a deal for their soul if the conditions were right. To read the full article, please click here.

Action Packed And Resurrected: Jamie Foxx Stars In The New Spawn Movie

Who would have thought the reemergence of the comic book epic spawn wood arrived on the scene today. With such reemergence of the movie who would have envisioned that the star would be Jamie Foxx? Let’s take a look at just what this means for the once comic book classic.

The Creator of Spawn Todd McFarlane offered the lead role to Jamie Foxx but at the time of the offer, it was neither confirmed nor denied if Jamie Foxx would take such a role. Well, that is no longer the case because Jamie Foxx, the Oscar-winning actor, will star in the movie slated to reboot the Spawn character. It should be noted and that Blumhouse Productions the same studio behind the smash box office films Get Out and Split formally joined this Venture last year. It’s obvious the movie genre is about to explode with the presence of Jamie Foxx. This is not Jamie Foxx’s first time in a supervillain role on the big screen. In 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Jamie Foxx starred as the supervillain Electro. So he is no beginner to the necessary characteristics needed for this role.

Keep in mind this is not the first time the comic book thriller Spawn has made its appearance to the big screen. In 1997, the movie arrived in theatres as the origin of Spawn, the transformation of the CIA agent Al Newman. But this reboot will not describe the origins of Spawn but rather takes us on a new twist in the life of the demonic warrior that spawn portrays. With the combination of the production company Blumhouse and the star presence of Jamie Foxx plus and the ingenuity of Todd McFarlane, we are in for a big hit. Box office records are about to be broken.

In conclusion, the movie world is about to receive the resurrection of the character Spawn on the big screen. Films like this with the star power of an award-winning actor are sure to draw crowds the first week out. Todd McFarlane knows just what he is doing and is willing to go the extra mile to do just that. This is a project to be seen and enjoyed by the masses.

Jamie Foxx Signs On and Saves Spawn

The big reboot of the superhero film Spawn just signed on an equally big star. Jamie Foxx accepted the role of the mysterious and tragic anti-hero. Spawn no longer suffers as a stalled project anymore.

 

Spawn seemed like a project destined for development limbo. The film slowly moved through the development process without any concrete steps in the direction of an actual production. All this changed once a highly bankable box office star opted to take the lead role.

 

With Foxx as the star, a huge hurdle has been jumped. A common concern about Spawn centered on the public’s lack of knowledge about the title hero. Audiences show a willingness to accept a lesser-known Marvel hero because they know what type of films Marvel Studios generally produces. Namely, Marvel Studios usually makes excellent films. The Marvel brand carries B-level heroes to credibility in A-level productions.

 

Image Comics isn’t Marvel Comics though. Spawn isn’t Thor or Iron Man. Spawn is, however, an intriguing hero. Spawn also is no stranger to live-action or animated productions. Michael Jai White originally played Spawn in a 1997 cult favorite motion picture. The film maintains a following even after nearly two decades passed since its release. Unfortunately, the following isn’t exactly a mainstream one. The feature’s fans are, mainly, comic book enthusiasts.

 

Since the original film can’t be considered a major hit, moving forward with a new Spawn project wasn’t exactly easy. Creator Todd McFarlane tried for nearly a decade to get a reboot off the ground. Nothing happened. Things are happening now.

 

The reboot of the Spawn movie has two other things going for it. For one, the project is being set up at Blumhouse, a production company known for horror films. Horror movies have made a big comeback recently. Blumhouse has chosen to craft Spawn as “hero in a horror film” project allowing the film to tap into the horror market. That really isn’t anything new. The history of horror comics crisscrossed hero and horror genres many times. Blumhouse wants to continue delivering successful horror films to theaters. Spawn could become highly successful thanks to its potential cross-genre appeal. The hero/horror mix should allow Spawn to stand apart from so many comic book movies. Originality counts.

 

The second big thing going for Spawn is, of course, the continued hot streak of superhero movies at the box office. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Deadpool 2 all earned massive money in ticket sales. Blumhouse can tap into the hero market in a sly way by crossing genres. This opens the gates for Spawn to rise out of development limbo.

The Spawn Reboot Takes A New Approach to the Franchise

In the long awaited Spawn movie reboot, there has been many different directions that they were planning on going in. The direction that Todd McFarlane has finally decided on is that he wants to make Spawn a bit player in his own film. In this film, he wouldn’t speak. This is probably a really good way to introduce the character. Another thing that Todd McFarlane has decided on is that his film is going to be a hard earned R. He says that the R rating is going to go beyond the intensity and gruesome nature of Logan and Deadpool.

While Todd may be bragging about the nature of his film compared to other films in the R rated renaissance, it is important to know that the R rating is not the highest rating a film can get. As a matter of fact, if a film’s content gets to extreme, it could get an NC-17 rating. This would mean that the film would have to make some cuts in order to achieve the R rating. Another thing is that Logan and Deadpool are already mid-level to hard R anyway. They were not just scratching the surface of the R rating like Mad Max: Fury Road.

This might be a smart direction for the film to go in. If the film does well, then there can be exploration of his character in further films in the franchise. It will definitely make up for the disappointing 1997 film which was shot and edited for a PG-13. There have been a lot of elements that were left out of the comic book. Also, the CGI was quite sub-par for its time. Some scenes actually looked more like video game cut scenes than an actual movie. Fortunately, a lot of time has passed between the films and it is possible that the lesson has been learned. The new approach can be a lot more faithful to the comics and it can involve the two detectives that were in the comics.