Todd McFarlane Insists His SPAWN Movie Is Still Happening And Says He's Seen 80 Pages Of The Script

Todd McFarlane Insists His SPAWN Movie Is Still Happening And Says He's Seen 80 Pages Of The Script

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Kumkani - 8/30/2018, 1:58 AM
Just don't make him look like Venom
Fogs - 8/30/2018, 4:48 AM
@BlindWedjat - Probably gonna look like a skull. Been seeing a lot of that from McFarlane.
kirbyfan - 1/30/2020, 1:02 PM
All I'll say is it wasn't the FILM GOERS that made Spawn popular, it was the COMIC BOOK LOVERS! Maybe Mr. McFarland should remember that!
Spock0Clock - 8/30/2018, 2:17 AM
Wait... McFarlane's directing?

...hehe, okay.
Kevwebsz - 8/30/2018, 2:18 AM
Just give us shots like this

Ineedrevelation - 8/30/2018, 8:03 AM
@Kevwebsz - with better cg
Kurne - 8/30/2018, 2:32 AM
I hope McFarlane isn't like David Sandberg, pumping up the project hard in interviews before production even begins... and then you see them after, and they look broken.

I'm not saying Shazam is gonna be bad, but bloody hell man, Sandberg looked destroyed at SDCC. And not just the stressful kind. I made a comment about it elsewhere and everyone just piled onto me and said its because he has social anxiety. Not sure how they all know that (maybe he's said it on Twitter, I dunno), but anyway.
TheUnworthyThor - 8/30/2018, 2:51 AM
It’s like some people have learned nothing from the last ten years.
MosquitoFarmer - 8/30/2018, 3:07 AM
As long as he does a better job than Frank Miller did with The Spirit.
manofillintent1 - 8/30/2018, 3:46 AM
Very curious to see how this turns out but I can see now the more interviews leading up to it’s release the more times McFarlane is gonna take swipes at marvel thinking his film is superior to all theirs and hey maybe it will be in some respects but just get on with it
DoctorDoomSayer - 8/30/2018, 3:51 AM
"And I have to design for film goers not for comic book fans because the film goers are going to be bigger than the pool of the comic book fans."

And that's where you are very wrong Todd, and that is why this will fail.
WruceBayne - 8/30/2018, 10:48 AM
@DoctorDoomSayer - comic book fans are who’s going to be filling these seats. That statement was absolutely ridiculous that he made.
lawndart - 8/30/2018, 4:16 AM
Jamie Foxx....meh.
TheEqualist - 8/30/2018, 12:38 PM
@lawndart - i was out as soon as he came on board. Guy is an incredible actor...but for CBMs no way.
lawndart - 8/30/2018, 9:44 PM
@TheEqualist - Loved him in Ray but can't see this.
TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan - 8/30/2018, 4:17 AM
I've never understood the whole taking into account just general movie goers with films, etc.

If somebody has never read a comic or played a videogame of said character in particular, then why would they care about the look to begin with anyways, they're seeing it for the first time on screen.

And who wouldn't look at Spawn on the big screen as is & not think that Mask is not cool.

Appease the diehards with look & aesthetic & the dirty casuals can follow suit! ;) :P

Whilst the 1997 film may not be great Although it is guilty pleasure goodnesS) they nailed the look & aesthetic of the Spawn series in that film even if the story wasn't particularly enjoyed by folk. Take tips form that & modernise for today's audience but don't be TOO drastic with changes to the look.
crawley - 8/30/2018, 9:42 AM
@TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan - Spawn #1 sold over 2 million copies, it's one of the best selling comics of all time. I'm not sure what he's on about "people who don't know spawn" it's an r rated movie for 30+ year olds who grew up on this stuff. I don't know anyone 25-40 that doesn't have at least a passing familiarity with spawn.

I will say this. If the movie DOESN'T suck, Jason Blumhouse is a genius producer, because it's increasingly clear in every interview that McFarlane ain't the right guy.
NathimusPrime - 8/30/2018, 4:34 AM
Calling it now, this is gonna suck. Hope I'm wrong.
jerryblake - 8/30/2018, 4:52 AM
despite low budget the movie have potential. every news i hear is a good news. as much as i would like to see big budget Spawn movie all about Simmons - this could be also good cinema experience too.

also, stop bitching about Jamie Foxx. he was signed to play Spawn like years ago. it was no surprise he's gonna play this character. beside, he will probably wear the mask 90% of the time, so you probably won't see his face that much. Al has disfigured face, so there is a chance you won't even recognise it's Jamie.

if it would be movie mostly about Simmons then i would have my doubts about Foxx too.
bu it's not, Spawn is a Boogeyman in this movie. Secondary character. CHILL OUT.

Kman - 8/30/2018, 5:25 AM
@jerryblake - Why the doubt about Foxx tho? I feel like he has more than proven himself over the years with his list of films.
jerryblake - 8/30/2018, 5:32 AM
@Kman - basically he leveled up Baby Drive for me.
jerryblake - 8/30/2018, 5:33 AM
i guess it's TAS 2 hate
Kman - 8/30/2018, 5:39 AM
@jerryblake - Marc Webb ruined that in my opinion... Foxx acted out the role fine, the role itself was just lame. I always had a Denzel fancast for Spawn (talk about things that would never happen)... but I don't have any concerns about Foxx being able to pull off Al Simmons.
lawndart - 8/30/2018, 9:47 PM
@jerryblake - It's not a matter of Jamie Foxx's face, it's his particular acting that while good in some movies, might not work here. -Cough- Electro-cough
jerryblake - 8/30/2018, 5:24 AM
not to mention the movie is finally getting made. which is miracle. i'm gonna apologize Todd McFarlane now. Yes, i did not believe it's gonna get made. I was mistaken.
so many years of talking and talking, yet somehow you manage to get this project greenlight. you just did not give up. respect.
tripttwe - 8/30/2018, 1:48 PM
@jerryblake - In your defense, the last Spawn movie is now old enough to drink...
Rothwilder - 8/30/2018, 5:33 AM
Steamin Willie Beaman is playing Spawn? Simmons is supposed to be a mercenary. Foxx is about as tough as wet toast.

They should have tried Omari Hardwick from Power. That dude looks the part.
Kman - 8/30/2018, 5:43 AM
@Rothwilder - Jarhead, Django Unchained, The Kingdom, Baby Driver - all roles playing a tough ass dude or a soldier/mercenary.

I don't get where you're coming from on this.
Rothwilder - 8/30/2018, 6:06 AM
@Kman - Just coming from personal preference, each to their own. Far as I'm concerned, he might as well be another Wayans brother. He is not physically imposing enough to be Spawn. Al Simmons was a beast.
Kman - 8/30/2018, 6:20 AM
@Rothwilder - I think he's much better than you give him credit for and comparing him to a Wayans brother is a complete insult lol - but you like who you like I suppose
slickrickdesigns - 8/30/2018, 6:36 AM
I have low expectations for this... Spawn was probably the comic series I collected the most but I don’t get hype when I hear the slow news of this movie
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