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Todd McFarlane teases a big announcement coming for the movie later this year

It seems that we are constantly in uncertainty as to the status of the project Spawn film by Todd McFarlane, which will star Jamie Foxx. A new reboot was announced in 2015, which would have McFarlane writing the film and making his directorial debut on the project. The film is set at Blumhouse, but since its initial announcement it has suffered numerous delays. McFarlane remains confident the film will get made and teases that a big announcement regarding the film will be made later this year at New York Comic-Con.

Screen Rant welcomed McFarlane to their San Diego Comic-Con media suite, and was asked if he had any fresh news on his Spawn movie project. The comic book legend confirmed that the pandemic has added to the delays that have hit the project, but he also said they are making progress on the reboot. That’s when he added that he has some big news in store for New York Comic-Con in October:

We decided, “You know what, let’s do it in New York. We’ll do it in New York [Comic Con].

Are we moving? Are we adding songs? All of the above, yes. The best I can say right now, on top of everything that’s happened, is that it kind of slowed down during the pandemic and then picked up again. Especially since, for a while, the only movies people were going to during the pandemic were superhero movies — minus James Bond. Now you get Maverick and some of the big blockbusters back to normal.

But at New York Comic Con, there’s going to be a big announcement.

Created by Todd McFarlane, “Spawn” is a comic book that was first published in 1992 by Image Comics and, as of 2019, is the longest running creator-owned comic book series. There was a film adaptation made in 1997, starring Michael Jai White and John Leguizamo, but it met overall bad reviews and average box office.

McFarlane expressed his desire to do an R-rated Spawn reboot after the 1997 film‘s disappointing release. that McFarlane would take on the writing and directing duties. The reboot is said to have a different tone than the original film and will be more in the horror genre. According to McFarlane, the film will go “dark” and “ugly” with less fun and more serious and supernatural elements. McFarlane has been pretty secretive about the script and plot, except to say it’s not an origin story.

Do you think we’ll finally get some BIG Spawn news at New York Comic-Con this year?