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If you thought Deadpool's revival of R-rated superhero films was a revelation, you'll be pleased to know that it's also done wonders for a future reboot of Spawn. Most importantly, creator Todd McFarlane has a novel approach to that proposed reboot.
One character that has faded into obscurity in recent years is the demonic anti-hero Spawn, but now it looks like his revival has just taken a major step forward.
Sometimes a character with decades of history simply gets left behind after one big-screen adventure. Usually it's because the movie is something like Steel or The Spirit, a joke that no one really gets. But sometimes, a direct continuation is the carrot dangled in front of fans, the one they could never grab, because no one saw the first movie, or because the creative people in charge never saw the potential in future installments.
“The reality is that I’ve got a lot of pressure,” McFarlane said. “They want me to deliver the script by the end of the year, which would basically mean we’d be shooting next year. So, that’s the goal right now.” Considering he’s been aiming to get the film made for years now, it’s rather surprising that he doesn’t have at least one finalized version of the script completed by now.
If anyone tells you that comic books are just for kids then you can be sure that that person doesn’t actually read comic books. Even in the typically-child friendly world of superheroes there are plenty of books filled with sex, violence, profanity and other material meant to appeal to adults and adults alone.
If you remember director Mark A.Z. Dippé’s 1997 looser-than-a-goose adaptation of Todd McFarlane’s highly popular Spawn comic series, chances are it’s because of how utterly disappointing it was. Though Michael Jai White’s performance was notable enough, when you’re playing opposite Fat John Leguizamo Clown, it isn’t hard to look amazing in comparison.
We came up with six superheroes who deserved a feature-length film before we were asked to endure another Ghost Rider film. Some are mighty beings with sequels or franchise reboots in the creative pipeline. Others were mistreated in previous films, and are begging for a second chance.