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Jamie Foxx has been offered the role of Spawn in the upcoming movie…

May 4th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for a while that a new R-rated Spawn movie was coming from Blumhouse pictures and will have creator Todd McFarlane but now we have some very exciting news about who might be playing the comic book anti-hero.

It seems that back in 2013 when rumours of a new big screen adaptation of the movie were floating around actor Jamie Foxx wanted in for the role but sadly, obviously, it never happened.


It seems that for the new outing, Jamie Foxx has been offered the role he once wanted so badly.

Does it mean he’s taken it? Nope, not yet… but we’re totally behind Foxx playing Al Simmons/Spawn.

McFarlane previously revealed that the movie’s main character won’t be Spawn: “There’s two big roles in the script. There’s obviously sort of Spawn himself, although in a weird way it’s not the biggest role, and then there’s the cop. The cop is this character Twitch who’s been there since issue #1. Twitch is the role in this one, and I sort of refer to him as my sheriff Brody, who is the sheriff in the Jaws movie. Although it was called Jaws, Jaws didn’t really talk a lot in his movie, right? He just kind of showed up at the opportune time to make the movie worthwhile.”

In the comics Spawn was sent to hell and then employed by the devil to return stray souls to hell however when he got out, Simmons decided to become an unlikely force for good and he worked alongside Twitch to track down bad guys… think a more hardcore Batman and Gordon.

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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….