Todd McFarlane is taking the darkness in the reboot of ‘Spawn‘ up a notch as his film is set to have “no joy” in it. Gone will be any witty comic banter or bright colors that fans of comic movie adaptations might have come to know and love as we’re being thrown into a world of darkness. Basically, McFarlane is setting out to take the darkest version of his character to date and turn it into a full-on horror movie which is precisely the way to make it stand out from the crowd. This isn’t too surprising with Blumhouse involved on the production side of things and McFarlane saying from the start that this isn’t going to be a casual reboot of the franchise.
According to McFarlane:
“There’s no joy. There’s gonna be no fun lines in it, and it’s just gonna be this dark, ugly two hours worth of movie, which is essentially what a lot of supernatural/horror movies are anyway. There’s not a lot of funny in them. And that seems to be a weird hurdle for a lot of people in this city to get over because they sort of go into a superhero/Avengers default all the time.”
We’ve known for quite some time that Jamie Foxx’s Al Simmons who ends up as Spawn wouldn’t be getting much screen time and that Jeremy Renner as Detective Twitch Williams would be the one in the spotlight. Working murder cases in a heartless city, we’ve seen Twitch sometimes have a dry sense of humor with his partner Sam Burke. However, Burke won’t be introduced in the film, and if he is near the end of the movie, there won’t be time for the two to build a rapport as we’ve seen in the comics.
You can check out the video interview right here!
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