This is not the first we've heard of a possible Spawn movie. In fact, we've been hearing about it from the mouth of the character's creator, Todd McFarlane, for years now. Will there be one made, or won't there? In a recent interview McFarlane revealed that the prospect of a Spawn movie is, in fact, on the horizon. Or at least it is something that the character's creator is thinking about and currently in talks of creating. According to him, a certain "Oscar winning actor" has already shown interest in the role and that he speaks to him frequently about the script.
"Every three weeks he’s on the phone going, ‘Todd, where’s the script? Todd, where’s the script?’” And he adds, "The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn’t have to be 22 for the rest of his life.”
So the question remains, who could this mysterious Oscar award winning actor be that is so deeply interested in the prospect of playing Spawn for the big screen? A source pointed out that actor Jamie Foxx had a quick photo-op back in 2011 where the actor visited the artist's office and was given a personalized sketch by McFarlane. So could it be Jaime? He's seen so much success lately, from Ray, to Django Unchained and now more recently he has been cast as Electro in the upcoming sequel to Amazing Spider-Man 2. We also imagine that Foxx is likely not lacking in the prospective roles department and that he is actually pretty in demand in Hollywood, even if he is a fan of Spawn's character and McFarlane's work on the series. So is he the mysterious actor McFarlane is referring to, or is it someone else entirely?
What Oscar award winning actor do you think McFarlane could be referring to? Who do you think would make a good Spawn in a major motion picture? Is it a movie you would watch?