The 1997 thriller superhero movie “Spawn” is getting a second chance as creator Todd McFarlane has confirmed that a sequel is in the works. Rumors are swirling that Michael Jai White will get the chance to reprise his character.
The movie sequel, according to Cinema Blend report will be more action-packed than its predecessor. McFarlane stated that it will be more brutal, dark, and scary. He added that it might be worthy of an R-rating for its violence as it will stick closely to that of the comic books published by Image Comics.
Great hearing Todd McFarlane is working on a new Spawn film. #GeekingOut
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McFarlane stated that the project will get its green light for production once done with the script. He noted that the reboot or sequel will get fans on the edge of their seats as its adaptation will be near its source material. There have been no confirmed reports yet about who McFarlane wants to entrust the lead character as rumors hinted Michael Jai White will reprise his character.
When Michael Jai White played the character as Ret. USMC Lt. Colonel Albert Francis “Al” Simmons and later as “Spawn” it broke some of the stereotypes of that era. White was the first African-American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture.
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Back in Feb. McFarlane told Comicbook.com that he has finished writing the script for the movie. He explained that the reboot will not continue from where the first film left off. McFarlane explained that he is now in the editing process and the movie will be a lengthy one as he put in more details of the story.
“The world will be real, except for one thing that’s going to move. You’re never going to see a dude in a rubber suit….This is going to be my Jaws shark,” McFarlane explained.
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Many are skeptical if McFarlane project will ever become a reality since he has teased of a reboot or of a sequel since after the release of the first film. If indeed the reboot or a sequel will hit theaters in the future it will surely be a hit.
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