Casting Foxx Spawns Some Questions
Two days ago we got the news that Jamie Foxx has been cast in the titular role in Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Spawn film. To some, the news of his casting was fantastic news, some star power to a project many have been clamoring for ever since the nostalgia fog of the original lifted and we saw how sub-par the film actually was. Others aren’t so thrilled with the choice they went with for Al Simmons partially due to his last… foray into comic book movies as Electro in The Amazing Spiderman 2, which left a bad taste in everyone’s mouths.
Since announcing he was working on a new script, Todd McFarlane has stated that Spawn was going to be almost a background/side character in the film and that the main story was going to center around his characters Sam & Twitch (a pair of homicide detectives whose case is impacted by Spawn). But is this still going to be the case now that an A-list celebrity is at the helm, is this still going to be the case? Will Foxx be into playing a side role even though he’s the title character, or is Spawn in for some massive rewrites?