In an interview with ComicBook.com, actor Michael Jai White who portrayed Spawn in the 1997 original, has offered his thoughts on Todd McFarlane’s plans for a reboot – a film that continuously struggles to come to fruition.
“I don’t know anything about it. He’s been talking about a reboot of Spawn for 20 years,” White said. “I think he will continue talking about it, because people listen. I don’t understand it, personally. I wish him the best of luck. But, Todd explained to me that this will be a character that you didn’t see. You never see the character. It’s just a character that’s scarcely on film. Personally, I don’t get it.”
White continued by discussing what could be a possible reason for the constant struggles to get the project off the ground, noting it could be McFarlane’s lack of directorial experience resulting in studios reluctant to invest.
“I would think a Spawn movie would cost a lot of money, right? And if there’s somebody giving Todd McFarlane, a man who’s never directed a movie that much money, that will be a first in my experience. I’ll believe it when I see it,” White said. “I wish him the best of luck, but doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.”
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