Jamie Foxx teased some details regarding the Spawn reboot and how it’s similar to Joker.
While promoting his new Netflix film Day Shift, Jamie Foxx was asked about the upcoming Spawn reboot, and reiterated that he’s still in conversations with Todd McFarlane about the project, and even compared the scale and ambition of the reboot to that of Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s acclaimed DC Comics film, Joker:
“I talked to Todd [McFarlane]. And the thing is that we want to craft something that is so special because I remember seeing the first Spawn movies and seeing the HBO versions. We have something that is almost like an original, without giving too much away. It starts in a way that’s so cool, and it’s not big budgeted. It’s sort of like how when they did Joker. The Joker yes is here, but the story about this man who is on fire is the same with what we’re doing with this…”
The Joker Effect on Spawn
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Joker became one of the biggest hits in the history of DC Films. It became the first (and so far only) R-rated film to hit the $1 billion mark, and won Joaquin Phoenix an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. The success of that film has certainly inspired many other comic book adaptations that look to tell smaller-scale stories that are more like character studies than typical superhero spectacles that some have grown to expect. When it comes to Spawn, it will be interesting to see Jamie Foxx and Todd McFarlane approach with that ambition in mind.
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