The “Spawn” Reboot To Be ‘Joyless’

“Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane has heard all your jokes about dark, brooding superheroes and doesn’t care – he’s doing it anyway. Speaking with Nerdist this week, he confirms his plans for the upcoming Blumhouse adaptation of his “Spawn” comic will tonally be much more akin to the dark, very adult and deadly serious HBO animated series adaptation.

The project is still securing financing so remains some time off, but the creation is one of the few comic book movies that will benefit from a very grim and dark take on the material and McFarlane intends to follow that all the way through:

“There’s no joy. There’s gonna be no fun lines in it, and it’s just gonna be this dark, ugly two hours worth of movie, which is essentially what a lot of supernatural/horror movies are anyway. There’s not a lot of funny in them. And that seems to be a weird hurdle for a lot of people in this city to get over because they sort of go into a superhero/Avengers default all the time.”

There’s no release date as yet for the project but preliminary plans have it set to begin filming in June.

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