Jamie Foxx Tapped to Play Spawn in Todd McFarlane’s New Reboot

 

#JamieFoxx has been tapped to portray antihero Spawn in an upcoming reboot.

The Blumhouse-produced film will be written and directed by the comic’s creator #ToddMacFarlane.

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The original ”Spawn” was released back in 1992 and was followed by a revamp in 1997 starring #MichaelJaiWhite as Spawn. Spawn is an antihero with various powers including super speed and strength as well as the ability to teleport, heal and shapeshift.

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The movie will follow the story of Al Simmons (Foxx), who is a CIA black ops member who’s been betrayed, twice by his team.  According to Deadline, “[After being set up by his cohorts to be murdered with his corpse set aflame, Simmons is double-crossed in Hell].” In order to get back to his wife, he is convinced to become a Hellspawn warrior.

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However, he finds out that he’s not only now stuck in a demonic creature shell but that his wife has started dating Simmons’ best friend. Simmons who is now Spawn then begins his journey as a good and evil hero who fights in battles involving Earth, Heaven, and Hell.

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This will be Foxx’s second time playing a comic book character. He most recently played Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The film has yet to receive a release date.

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