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Spawn creator promises "dark, R-rated, scary, badass" adaptation

09.19.2016

If there’s one superhero movie that has a lot of fans scratching their heads, it's the 90's SPAWN. I know a few people who think it’s fun and cool, and some who think it’s…whatever. Society seems to think it’s more the latter, as a sequel has yet to make its way to the big screen, with talks of a reboot never amounting to much.

However, now that superhero movies are the cat’s pajamas, a new take on the character is on its way and creator Todd McFarlane has assured fans it will be nothing like the 90’s flick. In fact, it will have zero association:

“It’s not going to be a continuation. It’s not going to be a sequel. It’s not going to be any of that.  Scrub the first movie. It was 20 years ago.”

As for how faithful it will stay to the source material:

“It’s going to be a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script. It’s not a nice, polite PG-13 with ray guns…The world's going to be real, except for one thing that's going to move.”

McFarlane’s words make me happy inside, as the world of Spawn has always been on the darker side. In fact, I would say it’s so dark and violent that those are probably the two reasons we have never seen a good adaptation. The desire by studios to want to make everything PG-13, and therefore more accessible, practically makes it impossible to do the series justice.  But now that DEADPOOL has proved R-rated can make just as much money as, if not more than, PG-13 movies, it’s opened up a plethora of possibilities. As well, in the same interview McFarlane shared an image of Spawn that is absolutely haunting. Anything involving THAT Spawn and I'm down.

Check out the video below!

Source: Geeking Out

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3:21AM on 09/22/2016
Please make this movie right Todd McFarlane!
Please make this movie right Todd McFarlane!
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12:30AM on 09/20/2016

Nope

It'll never be made and I'm honestly tired of hearing McFarlane talk about it. Any studio backing it? Got the money? No? Stop talking.
It'll never be made and I'm honestly tired of hearing McFarlane talk about it. Any studio backing it? Got the money? No? Stop talking.
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11:32PM on 09/19/2016

For once "dark and gritty" actually matter....

This is obviously a property that needs to be violent, dark, and not made to please everyone. It's a freaking guy who's murdered so he can be forced to lead the Devil's army for crying out loud! He should be like Blade but with a much worse attitude. Will they be able to make that? I don't know, but I'd be there opening day if they did.
This is obviously a property that needs to be violent, dark, and not made to please everyone. It's a freaking guy who's murdered so he can be forced to lead the Devil's army for crying out loud! He should be like Blade but with a much worse attitude. Will they be able to make that? I don't know, but I'd be there opening day if they did.
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9:55PM on 09/19/2016

humm...

yes... c'mon Todd... stops lying to yourself!!!!
the same as all those Avatar sequels that promises James Cameron every three months for the last seven years ...
yes... c'mon Todd... stops lying to yourself!!!!
the same as all those Avatar sequels that promises James Cameron every three months for the last seven years ...
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7:51PM on 09/19/2016
This will be released on the same day as the Masters of the Universe movie.
This will be released on the same day as the Masters of the Universe movie.
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3:50AM on 09/20/2016
Seems legit.
Seems legit.
12:53PM on 09/19/2016
Well he better start a go fund me account now because he's been talking about this since the last movie twenty years ago.
Well he better start a go fund me account now because he's been talking about this since the last movie twenty years ago.
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12:32PM on 09/19/2016

Yeah... Riiiight...

Seen there, red that...
He'll still be talking about it in 20 years, I'm sure...
Seen there, red that...
He'll still be talking about it in 20 years, I'm sure...
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12:06PM on 09/19/2016
id love to see a sequel to spawn but McFarlane’s been teasing this since 1999 with concept art every few years inbetween.mayb deadpool has sparked more interest in a true to character r rated movie but based on history I'm not gonna hold my breath for this one
id love to see a sequel to spawn but McFarlane’s been teasing this since 1999 with concept art every few years inbetween.mayb deadpool has sparked more interest in a true to character r rated movie but based on history I'm not gonna hold my breath for this one
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10:57AM on 09/19/2016
For Real? Said me 20 years ago. Honestly, he's been on and on and on about the new Spawn movie for more than a decade. I'm pretty certain by 2030 he'd still be saying the same thing.
For Real? Said me 20 years ago. Honestly, he's been on and on and on about the new Spawn movie for more than a decade. I'm pretty certain by 2030 he'd still be saying the same thing.
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10:45AM on 09/19/2016
Oh give me a break. McFarlane has been talking out of his ass for over 15 years about this. Spawn is Ghost Rider meets Punisher. He's not even that original.
That being said, this fan film is far better then the movie.
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Oh give me a break. McFarlane has been talking out of his ass for over 15 years about this. Spawn is Ghost Rider meets Punisher. He's not even that original.
That being said, this fan film is far better then the movie.
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10:41AM on 09/19/2016
The was a short film done ages ago that was dark and gritty and it was fantastic. I'd love to see something along those lines.
also, I still like the original movies, as silly as it was. I thought it was still fun, but a darker R rated is where it SHOULD be.
The was a short film done ages ago that was dark and gritty and it was fantastic. I'd love to see something along those lines.
also, I still like the original movies, as silly as it was. I thought it was still fun, but a darker R rated is where it SHOULD be.
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12:29PM on 09/19/2016
There is an extended R cut, in DVD & BR...
Far better than the theatrical cut...
There is an extended R cut, in DVD & BR...
Far better than the theatrical cut...
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