For at least the last four years, if not longer, every now and then a story leaks out about Todd McFarlane’s long talked about Spawn remake, and the last time we heard from him, he mentioned an Academy Award-winning actor waiting in the wings. Out of Comic-Con came a hint of who that might be.
Movies.com was chatting with Jamie Foxx about his first appearance in a superhero movie as the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (due out May 2, 2014), and another comics-based character came up. When discussing projects he’s trying to make happen, Foxx mentioned an adaptation of Spawn.
“Spawn is one, yeah,” said the versatile actor. “And Mike Tyson. Those are two roles I would just love to do. I’m aggressively pursuing them.”
Foxx’s comments reminded us of the last time we heard from McFarlane himself back in February of this year:“I continue writing pages here and there,” he said. “I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he’s on the phone going, ‘Todd, where’s the script? Todd, where’s the script?’ I can’t say who it is. He came out to the office. He gave me his pitch, and I gave him mine. The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn’t have to be 22 for the rest of his life.”
Could the stars finally aligning? Stay tuned… again.
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