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Jeremy Renner joins Jamie Foxx in Spawn reboot

July 9th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Well, we’ve been hearing rumours of it for a while now, but it seems that Hawkeye, sorry, Jeremy Renner, is heading to a very different comic boo adaptation… spawn!

Yes, the MCU actor is set to play police detective ‘Twitch’ Williams has the intelligence and intuition that Spawn needs most. This unconventional detective is near fearless and compliments Spawn’s demonic powers, and it is that combination that will help Spawn win his war.

The Blumhouse movie will be directed by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and will star Jamie Foxx as Sapwn AKA Al Simmons, a CIA black Ops soldier who is mudered by his companions and then goes to hell where he is chosen by the devil to return to earth to carry out his evil bidding… however, when Spane returns he double-crosses the dark lord and becomes a force for good.

It is on his new mission he meets detective Sam and Twitch  who help him on his quest… in a Batman/Commissioner Gordon kind of way.

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“As a first time director, I wanted to surround myself with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts,” McFarlane said.

“I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.”

“Spawn is King Arthur and Twitch is Sir Lancelot, and this isn’t about physicality, or jumping over buildings,” McFarlane adds.

“This is more a brawn and brain combination, and the first film I think of with him is The Hurt Locker, the army grunt doing the job, and that spilled out into all these roles leading up to Wind River. There was a sense of melancholy to that character that is important and that was a movie also made by a first time director, but one who wrote the thing and so wasn’t nervous about trying to get what you want. Jeremy had the experience of working with the first timer and saw that if you put a good crew together, the whole is way better than the parts and you don’t have to worry.”

We’ll not lie, Renner would not have even been on our list for the role.. not because he’s not good enough but because he does not come to mind when you think of Twitch. But given he quality of cast McFarlane is gathering, we’re optimistic this will be a movie worth keeping an eye on.

 

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….