Poor old Todd McFarlane’s been trying to get his Spawn reboot made for what seems like forever, however, it’s still not happened yet.
However, there might be light at the end of the long tunnel for McFarlane and all those Spawn fans out there who have been clamouring for a new film to be made.
There was a Spawn movie made back in 1997, and let’s just say that it was an acquired test, and very much a product of its time.
However, there is scope for a Spawn movie now, if done properly, and Joker’s huge success seems to have breathed new life into the project.
According to McFarlane, the Joker’s impressive takings at the box office may have renewed interest in the Spawn movie in Hollywood.
Todd McFarlane thinks Joker can help his get Spawn off the ground
Here’s what McFarlane told the Phoenix New Times in a recent interview:
“We keep pushing for it. It’s interesting cause the Marvel movies, the MCU, has been doing quite well and those are PG-13 movies. I keep trying to convince people that doing a dark, serious comic book movie will work. There’s been so much success with these PG-13 movies that there’s a resistance to them in Hollywood.
“But since Joker came out, it proves what I’ve been saying for over two years to any executives I can talk to. Serious dark comic books can work. R-movies can succeed. So now, all of a sudden, I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls saying, ‘Todd, we need to talk to you about that R-rated dark thing you wanted to do.’ So Joker did me a favor.”
McFarlane might have a point there. Joker was R-rated and still managed to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, overtaking Deadpool in the process.
It’s amassed over $800 million at the box office so far and it’s not slowing down just yet. Some people are even predicting the film will end up making over $1 billion, which is just crazy for a film that was made on a budget of $55 million.
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