It feels like the film reboot of
Foxx will play the character who started out in the comics as Al Simmons, but for reasons unknown, will now be called Al Newman instead. Apparently he will still be a member of a CIA black ops team who is betrayed twice. After being set up by his comrades, Newman is double crossed again once he’s in Hell. He becomes a Hellspawn demon in exchange for being able to be reunited with his wife. Instead he ends up a disfigured creature and learns his wife moved on and married his best friend.
Bucking the trend of most modern superhero films,
Foxx has been a huge fan of the character since Spawn debuted at Image Comics in 1992 and became one of the biggest comics of that decade. McFarlane says he had Foxx in mind when he wrote the script. The soon to shoot film is (of course) planned as the start of a trilogy.
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