Todd McFarlane Says Progress Is Being Made On ‘Spawn’ Reboot

Another tease from Todd.

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Todd McFarlane is once again teasing his upcoming Spawn film reboot, stating that progress is being made on it.

Way back in the summer of 2017, it was announced that Todd McFarlane would be writing, producing, and directing a new live-action adaptation of Spawn. Horror studio Bloom Productions was helping develop the film and even had Spider-Man star Jamie Foxx and Avengers actor Jeremy Renner up for the lead roles. Unfortunately, very little has come of the planned Spawn film since then.

In the five years that have passed since the Spawn film was originally announced, little bits of news come out once in a blue moon. The last major bit of news we received on the film was when Broken City writer Brian Tucker joined the film to help with the script. Since then, a new show based around the characters Sam and Twitch is also in development. Both of these were announced a year ago and little official word has come of their development.

The Spawn Update

While speaking to, Todd McFarlane offered a brief update on the Spawn film. He ultimately didn’t reveal anything but stated that progress was being made on the movie and that everyone on the team was moving in the right direction:

“I get it, because we’re living in a weird time, in the pandemic, and nobody wants to say anything, because you don’t know what’s going to happen and whatever else. But we as a collective team are doing what needs to be done to keep this moving. We put a little bit of pressure on ourselves to say, ‘Can we have by midyear something really big and tangible to go public with?’ Which is not only to backtrack on the people we’ve added, but to also say, ‘And we sold it to a studio.’ Something that’s really tangible. That it’s like we’re not just farting around.

I know when people don’t get concrete names and information and stuff, and when I have to say, ‘Stuff’s happening. Just wait,’ that’s not very satisfying answer, which is essentially what I’m saying. And that’s what’s frustrating, because I know that it’s way more than that happening. And you know, dealing on the Hollywood front, with all the stuff, there are lots and lots of things going on that have yet to be sort of announced. But yeah, I fall in that same bucket, but at least we’re all rowing in the same direction right now. So I think there’s a bit of a distraction, but now, I think we’re all pretty focused here, and everybody wants the same goal, which is, ‘Let’s take this thing to the next level. Come on, guys, let’s go.'”

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Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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