Jamie Foxx Play Spawn In The Next Movie
Several years in the making.
Los Angeles, CA – comics fans who are not drooling over the next version of the schedule for the Marvel Cinematic Universe has something more for the discussion ad nauseum in the forums, online and in person. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Spawn movie will be starring the academy Award-winning actor, Jamie Foxx as the lead.
Foxx and creator of Spawn, Todd McFarlane, according to reports, there were talks years ago about the pairing. Foxx told in a statement to several sites, "A couple of years ago I traveled to Arizona to meet the man behind one of the most amazing comic book characters in the universe... Todd McFarlane. He was taken aback when I told him with the enthusiasm of a young child, more than anything else I wanted to put my name in the hat to play his beloved character Spawn.... I told him that no one was going to work more than me, if given the opportunity... well... the opportunity is here!! I feel very flattered and ready to transform... and to top it off the young Jason Blum is lending his brilliance to the project! Time to be great!!!! #Spawn."
Todd McFarlane, Jason Blum and our #Spawn...Jamie Foxx. Read all about it here:https://t.co/2rpP4W0o2r pic.twitter.com/m2XQz1i4Ir
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) May 29, 2018
McFarlane is set to write the script and direct the film from Blumhouse Productions.
Foxx will be playing Al Simmons, a CIA black ops member, who is betrayed by his team at the fire of death, as well as in hell. After being sent to hell for their evil deeds on earth, it gives you a chance to see his wife again as a Hellspawn warrior. But once back on earth, that is caught in a war between heaven and hell, with angels hunting with him. His wife was also and married his best friend.
The comic was part of McFarlane's Image Comics in the 1990s. It became a cartoon series on HBO, a movie with Michael Jai White in 1997, and a series of toys and video games.
According to Deadline, McFarlane