Along with the new Spawn, Todd McFarlane's hellish antihero is heading back to the world of animation. Since the debut of McFarlane's Spawn in 1992 on Image Comics, the character has been a hit. Blending horror and the supernatural with macabre comedy and superhero action, it wasn't long before the character was optioned for a film. The result, 1997's Spawn starring Michael Jai White, has become something of a cult classic. But now, McFarlane is all ready for a ressurgence.
After years of rumors, it was announced this summer that McFarlane will write and direct a new Spawn movie. Even more interesting, but film will release through acclaimed horror studio Blumhouse. With both the studio and McFarlane involved, fans should receive a true-to-form Spawn movie. And if the creator has his way, that will only be the beginning.
Screen Geek spoke with McFarlane recently about the chances of Spawn getting a reboot on the animation side, and the writer teased a project could be in the works.
“I’m going to get the [Spawn] movie out and then we still have the rights for TV and animation and we’ll just figure it out. I’ve also got to figure out how to get Keith David in my movie, too. Just for one line.”
Following the exposure of the film, HBO aired an animated series called Todd McFarlane's Spawn for three seasons starting in '97. And as McFarlane references, veteran voice actor Keith David voiced the main character. While the prospect of David cameoing on the new Spawn film is exciting, the possibility of another TV is intriguing as well.
Following the success of Deadpool in cinemas, the Merc with a Mouth is all set for his own animated series from the mind of Donald Glover. As such, it's not hard to imagine Spawn reigniting interest in another TV show for the antihero. Like Deadpool, the new Spawn will have a smaller budget and be rated R. With that, it will have a much bigger window for success if it proves a runaway hit.
Both Deadpool and Logan proved audiences are ready for more R-r ated superhero films, while Blumhouse has helped to start a new chapter for horror films. If Spawn can combine all of these elements, it could become a massive hit and spin off into plenty of other media.
Source: Screen Geek