Todd McFarlane Confirms ‘Spawn’ Reboot Is Set In New York

The Spawn reboot feels like a figment of everyone’s imagination, with years of development hell under its belt. But earlier in the year, fans got confirmation that the project is finally moving forward with Spawn creator Todd McFarlane jumping on directorial duties.

Speaking with ComicBook, McFarlane discussed the idea of filming on location and the reasoning behind finding the right home for a movie:

“You know what, you know this is sort of the sort of uninteresting part of making movies maybe, to people, I don’t know, but there are different places that give incentives for you to come and shoot the movies there.”

He also went on to confirm the Spawn film will be set will be in New York City, squashing any rumors of a complete location change of the iconic source material.

“So, we’re going to be looking at all those given that, you know we’re not going to have a big budget so we’re going to want to stretch it as far as we can, right. And so, but, at the same time given that this world takes place in New York, we’re going to have to be in a place that can be somewhat convincing at times, especially for some exterior shots, though my guess I’ll probably have to do a couple pick up shots actually here in New York City, but you know so you’re looking at places like Detroit, and Cleveland and, I’m Canadian, Toronto.”

Not filming on location for Spawn makes sense due to the smaller budget being used for the project. Perhaps the film can replicate successes seen in R-rated movies like Deadpool and Logan.

Spawn is targeting a 2019 release window.


5 Superhero Projects You Should Be Excited About In 2018

Some people may complain about superhero fatigue, but for fans of the genre, 2018 looks like it will be an amazing year. Not only will hit shows like Marvel’s Daredevil and Arrow continue, but there are a lot of new projects coming for superhero fans. Ranging from games to movies, Marvel and DC have been hard at work turning their comic book characters into multimedia icons.

This list doesn’t even include things like New Mutants and The Runaways, two superhero projects coming in 2018. There are so many amazing things coming out of the comic book world, with new projects seemingly announced every day, so this is just a quick rundown of the five things that excite my inner fanboy.

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