Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has confirmed that he’s working on a new movie about the superhero that won’t just be a sequel or continuation to the 1997 film.
In a video obtained by ComicBook.com, McFarlane can be seen talking to DC’s All Access host Tiffany Smith on AMC’s Geeking Out about the project. McFarlane said that instead of just a sequel to the 1997 film, the new Spawn movie will be far scarier and gorier than the original.
"You're never going to see a dude in a rubber suit," McFarlane says in the video. "This is going to be my Jaws shark."
McFarlane added that he’s already mostly done with the writing, which he referred to as "a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script," and said that he’s just sitting in the editing process right now. According to the McFarlane, the script is currently about 180 pages deep and the studio wants him to get down to 120 (which would account for approximately two hours of actual screen time).
Spawn, which first launched in 1992, has been one of the only continuous comic book series still being published that Image Comics has had on its roster. Controversial for its violent nature, Spawn is still one of the most valued and collected series in the industry.