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New Spawn Movie Will Be Dark, Scary & Badass

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has confirmed a new Spawn movie.

A new Spawn movie is on the way and let’s face it, it can’t be worse than the previous one. Todd McFarlane co-founder of Image Comics and creator of Spawn has confirmed the movie. The new film, however, won’t be serving as a direct follow-up to the 1997 movie. Instead, it will offer a fresh take on the franchise that has “a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script.” For those of you who have never seen the 1997 movie, check out the trailer below.

For those of you who don’t know, Spawn let me give you a quick breakdown. Originally a government soldier Albert Francis “Al” Simmons was executed by his own men. He then trades away his soul to be reborn as a Hellspawn. He then begins to seek vengeance on those that betrayed him. McFarlane has already completed a script for the reboot. Which suggests that filming may not be too far off. “I’ve finished the script, and I’m in the process of editing,” McFarlane said back in February.

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We don’t know too many details for now but this version will definitely be very different from the 1997 film. According to McFarlane, you will barely see Spawn throughout the film. He will be more like a ghost rather than a full-on superhero in a rubber suit. McFarlane compared this version of the antihero to Spielberg’s Jaws, where he will always have a presence, but will only be visible for a short time.

As a fan of the early days of the comic, I am looking forward to seeing this darker version, as the ’90s film seemed to be going more for a “Batman vibe” rather than match the tone of the source material. Seeing McFarlane’s true vision come to life will for sure be something to check out.