In recent months, Screen Rant reported on some updates for the new Spawn feature film in development. One report was on the topic of who would be in the film and that its creator, Todd McFarlane, wants Leonardo DiCaprio to star as the title character. More recently, we found out that McFarlane is currently writing the screenplay as a creepy, scary, adult-themed take on the character’s story, which would act as a standalone movie.
However, that’s not the only new format we’ll be seeing Spawn in - For those of you who watched the animated Spawn series on HBO back in the day, while it aired its three seasons from 1997 to 1999, you’ll be excited for this news…
Todd McFarlane, the mastermind behind Spawn, tweeted the following on Thursday:
“For those that've asked, the SPAWN ANIMATED show will be back in Hollywood's face in 2010. Legal issues delayed it past few years”
So, a full decade after the animated adaptation ran its course, it is finally returning to television. There’s no word yet on whether or not this is a continuation of the older series or a reboot but I figure after 10 years they’ll just start fresh – they’ll need to if they want to gain a new audience.
The series that aired in the late nineties featured Keith David as the voice of Spawn. I wonder if they’ll bring him and the others back for the new series…
Are you excited for a new Spawn feature film and animated series?