Todd McFarlane finished the script for a new Spawn movie

Todd McFarlane  finished the script for a new Spawn movie

Will we ever see Spawn again in the big screen?

The 90's gave us pretty weird superhero movies adaptations, specially with anti-heroes. Judge Dredd with Stallone and Joel Schumacher's Batman movies totally brought down the genre... But there was another movie that could, in part, be blamed: Spawn.

Spawn was based on the comic books of the same name created by Todd McFarlane, one of the founders (along with Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld) of Image Comics. It was a darker, edgier franchise than other superhero comics at the time, with the title character being an anti-hero who makes a deal with a demon in order to escape Hell and return to Earth for vengeance. The film was a modest box office success, but like many 90s superhero movies it has aged pretty poorly, a fact that has led McFarlane to repeatedly express his wish to make a new one.

Despite all the years that have passed without Spawn returning to the big screen, McFarlane has not given up hope. Speaking to Comicbook.com, he announced that he has finished writing a script for a Spawn reboot, one he hopes to get the green light to direct himself by keeping its budget as modest as possible. However, McFarlane says there is still some work to be done on it:

“I’ve finished the script, and I’m in the process of editing. It’s 183 pages, and [producers] usually like 120. I still think it’s going to end up being about 140, because I’m putting in details for myself.”

McFarlane discussed similar intentions when Screen Rant interviewed him back in 2013. At the time, he said that he was pushing to finish a script by the end of the year and start production on it in 2014. Obviously that did not happen, which is cause for skepticism this time around as well. The timing might be right for his creation to return to the big screen now, though, with Deadpool proving that antiheroes can indeed find significant box office success. The studios are more likely to be receptive to Spawn‘s return now, if McFarlane can turn in a script worth filming. In addition, McFarlane also has a new Spawn action figure in the works, which he hopes will generate additional interest in the character:

“I’m curious to see what happens when we go, ‘Spawn’s back and there’s only one,’ to see if we can get a little stampede, get people interested.”

 Furthermore, Todd McFarlane just uploaded a video on his FB page where he confirms he needs to lower the script's pages and promotes the new Spawn figures,

It may seem as the time is right for a proper Spawn movie. The genre is a total success but it certainly needs some fresh air. Let's just hope we get to see this movie soon.

Check out McFarlane's video in the player below

 

My Valentine's Day TREAT to all of you Spawn fans!!!!In this video you get TWO treats!!!! A Spawn MOVIE update and a Spawn action figure preview!! TODD

Posted by Todd McFarlane on Sunday, February 14, 2016
Published on: February 2016