Todd McFarlane has spent the best part of the last decade trying to get his Spawn reboot off the ground, popping up every year or so to remind us about the potential project and to give us an update on his progress with the script.
Back in March of this year, McFarlane announced that he’d almost finished editing the screenplay, and he’s now been chatting to DC All Access (via Comic Book) about his plans, stating that it will be “a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script” and revealing that he plans to show the title character as little as possible on screen, instead using him as a “boogeyman” lurking in the background.
“You’re never going to see a dude in a rubber suit. This is going to be my Jaws shark. In the background, there’s this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn. Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be the spectre, the ghost.”
Although McFarlane appears to be close to moving forward with the reboot, there is the small matter of raising the necessary funding to make it a reality. Still, given the success of Deadpool, surely someone will be willing to take a chance on another R-rated superhero movie. Let’s hope we get some real news in the near future.