A lot of comic book fans are looking forward to the long-rumored Spawn reboot, but they probably shouldn't look forward to hearing a lot about it before it hits theaters. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane says that, while production of the new movie is scheduled, there's always the possibility that the current schedule could change for any number of reasons and he's afraid if too much is known about the current plan, people might start to panic when those plans change. According to McFarlane...
If because of an actor's schedule, we got to move [the release date] or if for whatever reason, the shot takes a little longer, we got to move it. Then if you say too specifically what the day you give them, be a week or two weeks, then all of a sudden you'll read an article somewhere, and people say, 'It's a troubled production! Troubled, troubled production!
While this might feel like an overreaction, the fact is that overreaction is exactly what Todd McFarlane is apparently trying to avoid. Spawn isn't going to have the sort of budget that your traditional big-screen comic book movie has these days, which means the production is likely going to need to be flexible in order to stay within the confines of the money they have. While that flexibility would be perfectly normal on the set, from the outside looking in, it might appear to be a bigger issue than it actually is. We have seen things like that happen, such as literally anytime a movie goes back to do reshoots.
Considering the fact that Spawn is a green-lit movie that has a writer and a director, both Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and a lead actor cast in the role in Jamie Foxx, you'd think the movie might be a bit more set in stone. However, what the film doesn't have is a release date, which means the movie isn't necessarily working under a strict timetable to get production done.
Of course, that's not to say that we won't be getting any behind-the-scenes info on Spawn. Todd McFarlane tells ComicBook.com that he will be sharing some info from the set while he's directing the new feature. He can't say when or what, but he guarantees it will happen.
I'll be sharing some of the information, especially while I'm filming. I'm going to be there on the set with people....I'm going to share some of the fun of making a movie. So, yeah, we're scheduled. So, it's coming. You know, I don't have a date, but it's coming. We'll be open.
While we may not know what we're going to get, or when we might see it, if Todd McFarlane shares any details about the new Spawn movie, you can be sure we'll have it here at CinemaBlend.