To a comic book reader of a certain vintage, Spawn was the coolest thing going once upon a time. The character had the potential to be the biggest alternative to the big names of Marvel and DC, but for a variety of reasons unworthy of a simple news story, we won’t go into why it didn’t reach that pedestal.
Spawn’s creator Todd McFarlane is still pushing the idea of another big screen outing for the character though, as he has been the last couple of years, and we can only hope he gets there before the ship sails on the current comic book movie renaissance.
While talking to Geeking Out – via ComicBook.com – McFarlane set the record straight on where things are with seeing a Spawn return.
When asked for a straight answer on the subject, he says ”The simple answer is yes,” and will be ”a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script” with no continuity with the 1997 feature.
He went on to say “the world’s going to be real, except for one thing that’s going to move, […] you’re never going to see a dude in a rubber suit […] This is going to be my Jaws shark.”
In interviews from earlier this year, McFarlane had mentioned an already completed script, which was coming in somewhere around the 183 page count, a colossal script all things considered.
It may still be some time before we see Spawn in cinemas again – if we ever do again – but at least McFarlane is still hopeful.