Jamie Foxx is no stranger to superhero films. While he has yet to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Oscar-winning actor has played a villain in the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise (though in a terrible movie) and is a superpowered badass in the new Netflix film, “Project Power.” And, if the stars align, he’s supposed to suit up and play the protagonist in the “Spawn” film. But that’s a mighty big “if,” given the history of the project. Nevertheless, Foxx is confident the film is still on its way.
Speaking to Yahoo, Foxx was asked about the status of “Spawn,” a film that he has been attached to since May 2018 and is expected to be written and directed by the character’s creator, Todd McFarlane. However, over the past two years, the film has gone from casting and a projected production start date to being shelved and in search of a studio. Still, the actor is confident that when “Spawn” does arrive, it’s going to make fans very happy.
“I surprised Todd McFarlane,” he said. “I said, ‘Bro, I know that one day you will do this movie, and I hope you will keep me in mind.’ What ‘Black Panther’ did was let us know that it’s so necessary, and it’s the time. And Spawn is just an interesting character in itself. The heads that are being put together to bring you something special — look out.”
For those unfamiliar with the story of “Spawn,” the film is based on the comic and follows the adventures of a former military man that is murdered by his best friend and makes a deal with the devil to return to Earth as a hellspawn to enact his revenge. As you might have guessed, this is pretty far from the tone of ‘Spider-Man’ or an ‘Avengers’ flick, and McFarlane has said in the past that he’s out to make an incredibly dark, adult movie.
We’ll just have to wait and see if this will ever happen. Because honestly, this is starting to feel like a “Gambit” situation all over again.