Spawn reboot delayed...again.

I have a huge soft spot for SPAWN. Mainly because he was my favorite superhero for a while growing up (he's still in my top five). I even don't mind watching the 1997 SPAWN movie, even acknowledging its many, many, MANY shortcomings. I know he might be a bit dated in the way many 90s EXXXTREME heroes are nowadays, but it's an aesthetic I don't hate out right.

Anyway, after the critical and financial failure of the aforementioned film, McFarlane became very protective of his property. So much so that he decided to make the film himself. That was twenty years ago. Speaking to SyFy Wire, McFarlane gave an update on the film's development:

So I’m going, I’m not selling it but if you want to see the rough draft, I’ll send it to you. But just so everybody knows, I write, produce, direct, non-negotiable...I wouldn’t ask to be a newbie director on a script that was going to have an eighty million budget for it. Why? Because as a CEO of my own corporation, I wouldn’t take that deal. I wouldn’t stick out $80 million and go, ‘they’re going to put a rookie and he’s going to basically be in charge of it.’ So I’ve created this tight little one that I keep saying, I think I can shoot it for ten.

I really wish McFarlane would relinquish some control, or at least fund a short film for himself or something. I want the movie, and understand its his baby, but if he really wants it made he's gotta be more realistic. OR this all might be a ploy to never get the film made, which, if that's so...bravo.

So what do you Schmoes think? Any fans of SPAWN? And if so, do you think McFarlane should stick to his guns? Either way, sound off below!

Meanwhile, it seems that we'll finally see that SPAWN reboot when Hell freezes over.

Extra Tidbit: D.B. Sweeny was cast as Terry Fitzgerald, who was black in the comics, because the producers thought three black protagonists was too much.
Source: SyFy Wire



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