“Spawn is one, yeah. And Mike Tyson. Those are two roles I would just love to do. I’m aggressively pursuing them.”
Now, with Blumhouse backing the new live-action Spawn, McFarlane has been teasing “big names” to star, even though it’s asserted that the title character/Al Simmons will have a minor role and won’t speak. Foxx’s name has come up multiple times, so it’s not that crazy to think he’s in play to star. In fact, That Hashtag Show claims he’s officially been offered the role, although this is unconfirmed and feels like information that would have come from an old casting book. Still, casting allegedly began four months ago and shooting was rumored for this spring. Could Foxx be our new Spawn? We’ll report back when we have official confirmation.
“Spawn” was the first massive launch pad for Image Comics in May of 1992. New Line Cinema would adapt the comic in 1997 with Michael Jai White starring as an elite mercenary who is killed but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil. He starring alongside John Leguizamo. A “Spawn” animated series also ran from 1997-1999 totally 18 episodes. It’s about damn time for a revival.