More than 20 years since the film first debuted, there is still hope for another Spawn movie in our future. It had been previously said in 2016 that Spawn would return once again, but the production date had been moved back a few times with uncertainty about when or if we would actually see Spawn return to the big screen.
In a recent interview at Toy Fair 2019, comic writer and director Todd McFarlane was asked about the prospect of this return of Spawn to which he responded:
“Right now it’s being polished by another writer-director from the script that we handed him, he’s supposed to be done with it here in a few weeks, and then once we sort of go back and forth and tighten it up a little bit, then we’re going into Hollywood and we’re gonna get a yes or no.” He adds to the outlet, “Here’s what I can tell you: I have people with money on the sidelines. There are people that are gonna help me make this movie. The question is, do we go into Hollywood, make a deal with Hollywood, and then go and make the production, and then come back? Or do I take the outside money, go make it, and then come back to Hollywood?”
Despite the fact that studio involvement would typically be a major piece of the production puzzle (for most titles with a reputation) McFarlane vows that Spawn will get made with or without a studio’s backing. The film’s director explained:
“Either way, the movie’s coming, it’s not an ‘if,’ it’s a ‘when.’ I just think that it would be better for the process if we could attach one of the studios in advance, and then go put it out. Because then we’d be able to make an announcement of the release date, and a couple things that matter to the fans, knowing that it’s coming instead of making it and then trying to get the release date later.”
The simple fact that McFarlane feels so strongly about the prospects of another Spawn means that it’s only a matter of time before negotiations commence. With a cult-classic title or actors such as Jamie Fox and Jeremy Renner attached to key roles, there’s little reason to believe we won’t be seeing Spawn make a comeback soon enough.