In 1997, Todd McFarlane’s most iconic character came to life on the big screen in a very disappointing way. Jamie Foxx apparently wants to change that as according to an interview Foxx did at Comic-Con with Movies.com, the actor is “aggressively pursuing” rebooting Spawn with Foxx playing the titular demon.
Per Movies.com’s interview with Foxx:
As versatile as Foxx seems to be these days, there are still projects he’s trying to make happen, including an adaptation of the comic character Spawn, as well as a biopic about Mike Tyson. “Spawn is one, yeah. And Mike Tyson. Those are two roles I would just love to do. I’m aggressively pursuing them,”
While fanboys like myself will geek out over the notion that Spawn could be resurrected in this golden comic book movie era, another large tidbit to take away from the interview is that Foxx is trying to get back in the biopic business and play Mike Tyson. Foxx solidified his acting credibility by taking home the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 film Ray.
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A film about Tyson is going to be made at some point and getting Foxx behind the role could help keep it in the right hands.
But if boxing or guys with high pitched voices and facial tattoos isn’t your thing, Foxx apparently wants to cover all his bases and appeal to the comic book crowd with Spawn. Foxx dipped his toe in the comic book movie pond with his role as Electro in next year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it seems he’s not ready to get out just yet.