I know, you're probably saying "What?!? He's nothing like how I picture Al Simmons." No need to worry. It turns out that the 'lead character' isn't going to be Spawn. It's going to be the guy chasing Spawn.
Basically DiCaprio is at the top of McFarlane's wish list. He sees DiCaprio as a police officer but not as either Sam or Twitch from the comic. McFarlane explains:
We had Sam and Twitch in the book, but because of some of the stuff I’m trying to sell in Hollywood, we might have to change the characters a bit, But it would still be a police character who’s chasing down a case and in the middle of this ‘Godfather’-type movie, something weird is out there and no one knows about it except him and a few other people.
Do you think DiCaprio would want this role? Do you think a Spawn movie with Spawn not the lead character would work? Do you think a Sam and Twitch movie would work on its own?