Jamie Foxx was reportedly offered the role of ‘Spawn’ in comic book reboot.
Jamie Foxx could be in line to become the latest Hollywood mega star to feature in a comic book adaptation.
According to That Hashtag Show, it seems Jamie Foxx was offered the role by comic creator Todd McFarlane. This news come years after Foxx was aggressively pursuing the role in another iteration of a reboot. With his interest well-known, it is now up to Foxx to decide whether or not he still wants to play the part after all these years.
After having previously starred as Electro in the Spiderman franchise, he now looks set to play Image Comic’s antihero Spawn in a film directed by the comic book’s creator.
Whilst Foxx hasn’t officially signed on to the project, he has spoken in the past about his desire to play the character.
Spawn was brought to the big screen back in 1997, when Michael Jai White became the first African-American to take the lead in a superhero flick, but it is being rebooted, this time with creator Todd McFarlane at the helm as the director.
Spawn will be produced by Blumhouse and will have a pretty low budget – especially when compared with the budget of current superhero blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War.
McFarlane has taken the project on as a personal mission and hopes it will be a gritty, R-rated comic book reboot. Given that Blumhouse have previously brought out films such as Get Out, Paranormal Activity, and Split, that seems like it can be pretty much guaranteed.