Todd McFarlane, creator of bad boy comic hero Spawn, has been working on his own film adaptation for the character for a while now. Production has been through quite a bumpy road, but now there’s a rumour that might smooth out all the bumps in the road. Jamie Foxx has been offered the titular role in Blumhouse Productions’ live-action Spawn reboot, according to The Hashtag Show. The Django Unchained star is reportedly McFarlane and casting director Terri Taylor’s first choice for the role of Al Simmons.
Foxx has been lobbying for this role for quite a while and it looks like he might just get his desired role. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. Homicide detective Twitch Williams is set to take up a major role in this movie as a co-star alongside Spawn. Twitch first appeared in McFarlane’s Spawn series and had his own spinoff series alongside Sam Burke, known as Sam and Twitch.
Per The Hashtag Show, Foxx has yet to sign on for the role and his decision may ultimately be a major factor in how fast this project gets off the ground. Should he, or another actor quickly take on the role, however, they’ll be sharing the spotlight with another lead.
Spawn is set for a 2019 release and it will look to outdo the 1997 version.
Source: The Hashtag Show