Spawn Reboot Finally On Its Way?
Spawn news is on the way, according to Todd McFarlane.
UPDATE: Todd McFarlane has announced a delay in Spawn news.
Although it’s been over half a year since we received an update, it would seem as though further information about a new Spawn movie is on the way. Taking to Twitter to tease fans, the original comic’s creator Todd McFarlane released an image, which you can see below. As mysterious as some of the recent rumors churning in the Marvel mill, McFarlane’s update only reveals that followers can soon expect to read about big information when it comes to a sequel of the 1997 movie.
Seeing as how details surrounding a Spawn remake have been few and far between, any update is a welcome one. It’s been 15 years since the original film hit theaters and fans have long been clamoring for the antihero to have a follow-up story play out on the big screen. While we may still be waiting for the next chapter in Spawn’s cinematic story, McFarlane has been keeping the comics coming over the years, giving fans more information and content about the occult universe surrounding Spawn.
Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé, the original film saw the beginnings of the titular character. After being brutally killed, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White), a United States Marine, ends up in hell where he’s offered a deal he can’t refuse. In exchange for the chance to return to Earth in order to see his beloved fiancee, Simmons must become Spawn and lead hell’s army through the final days.
A hit at the box office with a killer soundtrack, Spawn was one of the first films to feature a Black actor in the role of a superhero. It was preceded by Robert Townsend’s turn in the titular role of 1993’s The Meteor Man and followed by the 1998 Wesley Snipes-led Marvel flick, Blade, the latter of which will be receiving its own reboot. Along with Michael Jai White, the feature also starred John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, D.B. Sweeney, and Nicol Williamson.
While it may have been a while since we’ve seen the story of Spawn given an on-screen telling, that’s not to say that its home brand, Image Comics has not been staying busy. In case you don’t recognize their name, the McFarlane co-created business is the home of such titles including Wild C.A.T.S., Witchblade, Wynonna Earp, and, perhaps most notably, The Walking Dead and all of the spinoffs that come with it. Along with their projects that have already been shipped off to Hollywood, Image has several other irons in the fire with Sam and Twitch, American Jesus, Fear Agent, and Astro City all receiving the tinsel town treatment in the approaching years.
With so many Spawn fans now thirsty over what McFarlane’s big news is, the comic book creator better be prepared to hand out some helpful and hopeful information. Although representation when it comes to superheroes has been better in recent days with characters like Black Panther, Valkyrie, Black Adam, America Chavez, Ms. Marvel, and Black Manta making their way onto the scene, it would be excellent to keep that visibility coming. Now that the pressure’s on and moves are beginning to form, we can’t wait to hear the follow up news surrounding a Spawn sequel.