Todd McFarlane Provides Status Update On Upcoming ‘Spawn’ Film

If there’s been one takeaway thus far when it comes to Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Spawn, it’s that he doesn’t want it to be anything similar to what fans and audiences alike expect from the smorgasbord of comic book adaptations we see in the cinema now. And while we know about casting for the project, as well as McFarlane stating in the past that he’s not ruling out a streaming service for the film, production on the film has not officially begun just yet. In fact, the production was pushed back.

However, then Mr. McFarlane took to his Instagram last night to provide a brief update as far as the financial side of things go with the Spawn film. While sure, folks want to see the movie, the project still has to be actually funded by a studio or interested parties. And according to Todd McFarlane, talks about exactly that are beginning to heat up in regards to the Spawn project. In his post, McFarlane stated “Talks are heating up on getting financing for #spawnmovie … stay tuned!!!!! TODD #movies #spawn #jamiefoxx #jeremyrenner.”

Here, have a look at Todd McFarlane’s Instagram post below where he provides the brief update on the financial status of the Spawn film:

Per the “stay tuned” notice, hopefully Todd McFarlane will have an update or more news in the days or weeks to come as to when the Spawn film will be financed. In the meantime, while we wait, what have been your thoughts on the casting and talk surrounding the Spawn reboot so far? What direction do you hope to see the film go in that differentiates it from the previous 1997 film? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more Spawn updates in the future.

 

What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP

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Spider-Man Far From HomeSony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click "Next" to find out.

1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes' (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as "MJ" that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.

Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter's motivations in Far From Home. 

2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home

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Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter's secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she's aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.

3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won't be awkward for Peter.

4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury

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The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.

The unlikely duo has been described to have a "brothers in arms" dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?

5. Spider-Man & Mysterio's Relationship Is The Central Focus

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During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:

"The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There's no one more professional than him."

Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.

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