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McFarlane wants Leo

Jun. 10, 2009by: Omar Aviles

Leonardo DiCaprio "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane has been talking up a SPAWN revamp for some time now but now he seems to be getting pretty ambitious with casting the main character who, interestingly, isn't the tortured one-time Hell resident. He recently told MTV, "The main character isnt Spawn, per se, its the guy chasing Spawn. And Ive always had [Leonardo] DiCaprio in the back of my mind. Um, and how the hell did you make that leap there, McFarly? "…his dad was a big fan of underground comic books and he came from that. Its not a big special-effects movie, its a character movie, so I could shoot it in 40-50 days and you dont have to budget that much time. Sure, DiCaprio may have expressed a passing interest in comic books and/or comic book movies before but signing on to a Spawn movie? Probably not gonna happen. Read more about what McFarlane had to say about the film over HERE.

Extra Tidbit: How awesome is Leonardo DiCaprio? He can dump supermodel Bar Rafaeli without so much as a second thought. BAR GODDAMN RAFAELI!!
Source: Splash Page

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2:11PM on 06/11/2009
At first I thought it said that Dicaprio was playing Spawn...I wouldnt really be behind that.

Dicaprios an amazing actor, so Id be on board with him being in anything to be honest.

As for the movie itself..there are some die hard Spawn fans to impress, we'll see what they do!
At first I thought it said that Dicaprio was playing Spawn...I wouldnt really be behind that.

Dicaprios an amazing actor, so Id be on board with him being in anything to be honest.

As for the movie itself..there are some die hard Spawn fans to impress, we'll see what they do!
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1:42PM on 06/11/2009
I totally agree with mark, thats was kinda was i was gonna say any how so ya......
I totally agree with mark, thats was kinda was i was gonna say any how so ya......
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9:27AM on 06/11/2009
I don't know about Leo in a Spawn film...BUT if they could do it as good as the animated series, I'd be the first in line!
I don't know about Leo in a Spawn film...BUT if they could do it as good as the animated series, I'd be the first in line!
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8:04AM on 06/11/2009

Why Leo?

I stopped reading the comic ages ago, so I don't know if this is an actual comic character he's trying to cast Leo as (I assume so?) But why? Is he trying to bring clout to this project by having a big-name actor?

File a new Spawn movie happening alongside Leo starring in such under things also probably not happening.
I stopped reading the comic ages ago, so I don't know if this is an actual comic character he's trying to cast Leo as (I assume so?) But why? Is he trying to bring clout to this project by having a big-name actor?

File a new Spawn movie happening alongside Leo starring in such under things also probably not happening.
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6:32AM on 06/11/2009

SPAWN = GOOD

I've read a lot of the older Spawn comics and it's pretty good. Gets kinda draggy at times but the basis of the story is good, has strong characters, etc. I think if this is backed up by the right people and if it's well-written, a Spawn movie without a lot of Spawn could work. It won't make bank, but it'll be one of those Zodiac-ish, kinda low-budget-ish, [link] sort of movies. The DVD would probably make a decent profit.

I think it's a good chance of making a unique comic adaptation. Then
I've read a lot of the older Spawn comics and it's pretty good. Gets kinda draggy at times but the basis of the story is good, has strong characters, etc. I think if this is backed up by the right people and if it's well-written, a Spawn movie without a lot of Spawn could work. It won't make bank, but it'll be one of those Zodiac-ish, kinda low-budget-ish, [link] sort of movies. The DVD would probably make a decent profit.

I think it's a good chance of making a unique comic adaptation. Then again, it could all fall to bits and end up being a pile of garbage.

It's all in the writing. :)
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3:34AM on 06/11/2009
i think that's a really cool premise. i'd like to see it happen.

but really, i'm just aching for a new spawn movie already.
i think that's a really cool premise. i'd like to see it happen.

but really, i'm just aching for a new spawn movie already.
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1:00AM on 06/11/2009
mcfarlanes in trouble now.
daniel day lewis is gonna go totally stalker on his ass to get the part before sean penn gets it.
mcfarlanes in trouble now.
daniel day lewis is gonna go totally stalker on his ass to get the part before sean penn gets it.
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10:17PM on 06/10/2009
Come on, dude, that's not cool. The whole purpose of the strikeback section is to give our opinions on the news in the articles, not to fucking insult each other. I didn't like the news so I gave my opinion. There's no need to tell me off about it.

And maybe you didn't read my entire post but I said I also don't like DiCaprio as an actor.
Come on, dude, that's not cool. The whole purpose of the strikeback section is to give our opinions on the news in the articles, not to fucking insult each other. I didn't like the news so I gave my opinion. There's no need to tell me off about it.

And maybe you didn't read my entire post but I said I also don't like DiCaprio as an actor.
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10:00PM on 06/10/2009
Sounds like a horrible idea.
Sounds like a horrible idea.
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9:34PM on 06/10/2009
Dicaprio has done nothing to impress you? Those are some tall words. Oh well.

I think Mcfarlane is aiming to high.
Dicaprio has done nothing to impress you? Those are some tall words. Oh well.

I think Mcfarlane is aiming to high.
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9:23PM on 06/10/2009
Todd McFarlane is cool in my opinion. He's very creative and did a lot of innovative stuff while working in the comic bizz.

DiCaprio however, has done nothing to impress me. He really irritates me and I can't stand him in any movie I've seen him in. I did think he fit the part perfectly in Revolutionary Road though as a manchild.

So, it disappoints me that McFarlane would even consider working with him.

As for the extra tidbit, no, I don't think DiCaprio is awesome. He only dates
Todd McFarlane is cool in my opinion. He's very creative and did a lot of innovative stuff while working in the comic bizz.

DiCaprio however, has done nothing to impress me. He really irritates me and I can't stand him in any movie I've seen him in. I did think he fit the part perfectly in Revolutionary Road though as a manchild.

So, it disappoints me that McFarlane would even consider working with him.

As for the extra tidbit, no, I don't think DiCaprio is awesome. He only dates supermodels, how f#cking shallow is that? And no, I'm not jealous, I would rather have a relationship that had a possibility of being serious rather than just showing off.

For the record, DiCaprio might be a nice guy in real life so I don't judge him but just based on his performances and his constant dating of supermodels, I'm very annoyed with this guy.

No offense to his fans though. He just really bothers me.
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