Way before the DCEU and the MCU, there were already movies based on superheroes, such as the 1997 live-action Spawn movie. For a movie that’s a little over 20 years old, it actually holds up pretty well, although we have been hearing that there are plans for a reboot which was officially announced last year.

For those who are looking forward to seeing what the movie will bring to the table especially with the advancement in filming and CGI technology, you’ll be pleased that the movie is progressing as it has since found its leader actor. In a report from Deadline, it has been confirmed that Jamie Foxx is set to star as Al Simmons, also known as Spawn, in the upcoming movie.

However if you were hoping for some big budget action movie, that won’t be happening as Todd McFarlane, Spawn’s creator, expects the movie’s budget to be around $10-12 million. He also plans for it to be a dark and gritty movie that could possibly get an R-rating. The R-rating is something that movie makers might have tried to avoid in the past due to it limiting the number of people watching it, but the success of Deadpool and Deadpool 2 has resulted in more film makers to be open to the idea.

As to how he decided to last Foxx for the role, McFarlane said, “Jamie came to my office five years ago, and he had an idea about Spawn and we talked about it. I never forgot him, and when I was writing this script, you sort of plug people in, and he was my visual guy and I never let go of him.”

“When I got done and my agents and everybody was talking about what actor, I said, I’m going to Jamie first and until he says no I don’t want to think about anyone else because I’ve never had anyone else in my head. Luckily, he hadn’t forgotten either. I said, ‘Hey, I’m back to talk about Spawn again, and he was like, let’s do it.’” No word on when the movie will be released so we guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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