“There's no joy... There's gonna be no fun lines in it, and it's just gonna be this dark, ugly two hours worth of movie, which is essentially what a lot of supernatural/horror movies are anyway. There's not a lot of funny in them. And that seems to be a weird hurdle for a lot of people in this city to get over because they sort of go into a superhero/Avengers default all the time.” TODD MCFARLAND
Todd McFarlane is determined to stay far away from that territory for the Spawn reboot, as he told Nerdist. Spawn may be a comic book adaptation, but it's taking more of a horror approach, and those kinds of stories usually aren't peppered with jokes or humorous beats. Clearly McFarlane is aiming for this movie to feel as different as possible from the traditional comic book movie fare audiences have come to expect.
Unlike the first Spawn movie, this reboot will not be an origin story, meaning that Al Simmons, played by Jamie Foxx, will already have assumed his demonic form. This version of Spawn will also not speak during the movie, instead communicating in a special way. Aside from the eponymous protagonist, the only other character who's been cast is Detective Twitch Williams, who will be played by Jeremy Renner. Rather than be paired with Sam Burke like he is in the comics, this version of Twitch will have a different, still-to-be-identified partner.
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