Comic book writer and artist Todd McFarlane is hoping to have new news about his upcoming Spawn film, thanks to the success of Joker.
The rode for Todd McFarlane’s Spawn film has sadly been something of a rocky one. The new Spawn film was originally announced back in 2017 with Todd McFarlane set to write, direct and produce the film with the backing of Bloomhouse Productions. Avengers star Jeremy Renner was set to play Maxamillion “Twitch” William with Jamie Fox to play Spawn. Unfortunately, after this casting news about Todd McFarlane’s Spawn film became increasingly difficult to come by.
As time went on it became obvious that there was some trouble behind the scenes. According to Todd McFarlane, the main thing standing in the way of the film was the R rating. While films like Deadpool had seemingly broken the idea that R rated films could not be successful Todd McFarlane apparently was still having difficulty getting the money he needed for the Spawn film. This, however, has apparently changed thanks to the success of Joker.
Joker is, of course, the single most profitable DC film ever made, having grossed over $1B on a budget reported to be around $55M. According to Todd McFarlane, Joker‘s success resulted in a renewed interest in the film and he hopes to have more news about the Spawn film later this month:
What do you all make of this news? Do you think Joker‘s success will propel Spawn into production? What do you think of Todd McFarlane directing it? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn FleshleRemark r, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joker is now available on digital formats, Blu-Ray and DVD.