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Original ‘Spawn’ Star Michael Jai White Shares Thoughts on McFarlane’s Reboot



Original 'Spawn' Star Michael Jai White Shares Thoughts on McFarlane's Reboot

Since the announcement was made that Todd McFarlane and Blumhouse Productions are teaming to reboot Spawn, details on the project have been pretty slim over the last year. And in a new interview the folks over at CBR, Michael Jai White, star of the original 1997 Spawn film, revealed that McFarlane told him the idea behind the upcoming flick.

While speaking with the site, White said:

[McFarlane]’s been trying to get a new movie up and going for 23 years so I don’t know. [Laughs] The last time I saw him, he was telling me about his idea of Spawn being ethereal fog that you don’t see, like Jaws, and he strikes and you never see him and I’m like ‘Okay, good luck with that!’…Personally, I wish him well, that would be a major investment.

He added: “I don’t know Todd to be a director at all. It’s kind of like Stan Lee: He created the character but he doesn’t direct him and I guess somebody would have to pony up a lot of money for Todd McFarlane to direct for his first time directing this movie idea that he has. I’ve heard about Jamie Foxx starring in it and wish them well. I don’t know, maybe it continues because this is what people like to hear from Todd McFarlane. He can get attention by promising another Spawn; I don’t get it.

White doesn’t seem to be too keen on McFarlane idea for the next Spawn film. What do you guys think? Drop a comment down in our Disqus section below.

Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) has been cast as Al Simmon’s, our hellish superhero known as Spawn. Joining Foxx is Jeremy Renner (28 Weeks Later), who will play homicide detective Maximilian “Twitch” Williams.

Stay tuned for more.