Interview: Todd McFarlane talks if new Spawn will happen + 30 Years of McFarlane Toys

Todd McFarlane tells us whether his Spawn film with Jamie Foxx/Jeremy Renner and his storied history with toys are still happening.

Last Updated on February 21, 2024

The influence of Todd McFarlane can be felt wherever you look in current entertainment. Whether it’s the phenomenal toys that bear a striking resemblance to their real-life counterparts or characters like Venom appearing in his third film venture, it’s hard not to take note. McFarlane created some of the best characters of the 90s in both Venom and Spawn. Heck, his design of Spider-Man is still one of the most memorable out there. And with his proposed Spawn film starring Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner languishing in development hell, you better believe we asked him about that!

It was an absolute pleasure to be able to talk with McFarlane about his varied career. While he was pretty reserved in regard to his future projects, he was a wealth of knowledge when it came to toys. We discussed how his company was able to improve toys as a whole, forcing others to raise their standards to meet his. And we did get into a bit of Spawn news, with how much the film is really reliant on the success of Joker: Folie A Deux. So, while I didn’t have much invested in that film prior, I’m really hoping for its success. We need a good Spawn film, dammit!

A little about McFarlane Toys:

Collaborating with influential figures across various industries, such as Tim Burton, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and multiple stars from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and WWE, McFarlane Toys has forged partnerships that showcase its dedication to innovation, design excellence, and its fans. McFarlane Toys has expanded by partnering with industry giants like DC Comics, Disney, James Cameron’s Avatar, Warner Brothers, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. 

Todd McFarlane
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Tyler Nichols is a horror fanatic who resides in Michigan and is always on the hunt for the next great film. When not scouring the internet for movie news, he is usually off watching something dark, writing nonsensical musings, or playing in some fantastical video game world. While horror takes up most of his time, he still makes time for films of all types, with a certain affinity for the strange and unusual. He’s also an expert on all things Comic Book Cinema. In addition to reviews and interviews here on, Tyler also helps with JoBlo Horror Originals where he’s constantly trying to convince viewers to give lesser-known horror films a chance.