It’s not on the official schedule, but there may be some major comic book movie news breaking at San Diego Comic Con later today. In fact, Todd McFarlane promised it. After talking around it for oh so many years, it seems there’s finally some forward momentum on the new Spawn movie. Based on the comic book that McFarlane launched in 1992, getting a new Spawn flick out into the world is something that the fan favourite comic creator has been trying to do for over 10 years, and with an announcement pending, it seems that he may actually get it done yet.
McFarlane announced his intention to announce on Facebook yesterday.
So at 2 pm PST, which is 5 pm for you east coasters, we will finally get some substantial Spawn movie news, and everyone on the internet will get a chance to hear about it (assuming you have Facebook). Now there’s the question of what form a new Spawn movie will take. McFarlane has been promising a darker, grittier, less effects driven movie then the previous outing, perhaps not even focusing on Spawn, but rather the NYPD detectives Sam and Twitch, who will take the lead with Spawn lurking in the shadows at the edges of the story. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what McFarlane now officially has planned.
Spawn last appeared on film in the 1997 movie directed by visual effects artist Mark A.Z. Dippé, and starred Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Nicol Williamson, Theresa Randle, D.B. Sweeney, Melinda Clarke, and Martin Sheen. It grossed $87 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million; the first issue of Spawn is one of the best selling comic books of all time with an initial print run of 1.7 million copies sold.
Stay tuned for this, and more news from San Diego Comic Con.