It seems that Todd McFarlane is trying to flip the superhero movie genre on its head. McFarlane has recently revealed not only that his upcoming Spawn reboot will not be an origin story but it will spend little time with the title character. Described as a “creep movie”won’t follow Foxx’s Spawn as much as in a typical superhero movies.
Discussing the upcoming reboot McFarlane revealed how much of Spawn we will actually see in the reboot. He compared it to a typical comic book movie,
“If you look at it from a superhero perspective, then, of course, Batman and Captain America and Spider-Man are on screen a ton. Because the cameras follow them down. That’s who the camera’s following.”
“When you start going into creep movies, then the camera doesn’t follow the boogie man, or the monster. It follows humans, which I have in my movie. But people enjoy creepy movies and don’t go, ‘Oh my gosh, I wish I saw the boogie man more.’ They don’t do that. They just go, ‘Wow, that was cool.’”
So while this is a movie about Spawn the anti-hero, it will focus more on the humans around him, not the “creep”. It will be interesting then to see if Foxx can still make his presence felt on screen if he won’t be the main focus of the movie. We should also note that since the movie is set to focus on the “humans” of the movie it makes sense to expect some star-studded additions to the cast.
However, as of now, we don’t know much else about the film besides the fact Foxx will star. So be sure to stay tuned to SuperBroMovies for updates on Spawn.