It’s crazy to think that we got a Spawn movie five years before a Spider-Man movie, but here we are. Released in 1997 to abysmal reviews, Spawn starred Michael Jai White and Martin Sheen. White recently opened up about his experience on the project in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, voicing his decades-old disdain for the production.
Spawn came out at a low point for superhero movies, released the same year as the infamous Batman & Robin, and apart from a severely underrated performance from John Leguizamo, there’s little worth revisiting in the final film. Michael Jai White certainly agrees, saying the following:
“There is no footage of me ever saying that I liked Spawn. I have never said that I thought that was a good movie.”
It’s rare to see an actor, particularly in a big budget blockbuster, have anything negative to say about a film, but to be fair to Michael Jai White, it’s been 21 years. Check out the 1997 film’s official trailer below.
Luckily it appears that a Spawn reboot is in the works and on track to be given an effort that the property deserves. Production is reportedly expected to begin soon in New York City and additional locations. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions will produce the project. We’re still a ways away from any sort of press for the Spawn reboot, but be sure to check back with Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the the project.
The Spawn reboot will star Jamie Foxx in the titular role and Jeremy Renner as Twitch, a decent cop surrounded by a corrupt police force who works with the lead hero.
Spawn does not have a release date.
10 Things To Expect From San Diego Comic-Con 2018
It’s finally summer, which means San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is just around the block! The biggest pop-culture event of the year, all of the biggest names in comics, movies and television will come together at the San Diego Convention Center and share their plans with their biggest fans. Hundreds of people will be dressed as their favorite characters as they search through back-issue bins, look at exclusive prints and talk with their fellow nerds.
Marvel Studios won’t be showcasing any upcoming movies in Hall H this year, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to. Dozens of new comics will be teased by the major publishers. Movies will be announced and secret cast members will be revealed.
Hit Next to learn more about 10 exciting things you should expect to see at San Diego Comic-Con 2018!