First Watch: Deadpool and Logan Lead the Way for R Rated Superhero Films, Now it’s Spawns Turn.

With the success of Deadpool (745.7 million worldwide) and Logan (616.8 million worldwide), major studios are not afraid to gamble with a big red ‘R’ on their superhero movie posters anymore. Although it is not always necessary to have mature content to get your point across, especially in the superhero genre – Pretty sure Marvel/Disney is doing just fine – Fans have had their voices echo for over two decades on what they expect to see in the Spawn re-boot, and Todd McFarlane was listening to them the whole time.


“…Deadpool, to me, was a PG-13 action movie. It just had some naked butts and a couple f-bombs. Other than that, I thought it was the same PG-13 formula” Todd McFarlane said as he pitched in his two cents on the concept behind making a rated R superhero film.

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The Spawn re-boot Todd McFarlane has been developing does not seem to fit the formula of your big-budget superhero action flick. Instead, it breaks from the mold and creates a world that fans of McFarlane’s have been waiting for. For starters, the main character is…. Nope…. It is not Spawn. Spawns presence will be that of a mystical creature, a demon from hell, who concludes his business away from the eyes of man while leaving a grotesque path of chaos for them to follow.  McFarlane is determined to make the Spawn movie his way steering off the path from Images big action flick of 1997, under the same title, Spawn.

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To be fair Michael Jai White was an incredible Al Simmons.

“I’m talking R, I’m talking that there will not be a lot of fun, there will not be any stupid lines in it… I never like my hero to make a joke right when the jeopardy was at its highest. So if I felt that my hero wasn’t afraid right now, why should I be?…. I want my heroes to go ‘Shit what do I do now?’” Todd explains as he tries to differentiate the mood of Spawn to other rated R superhero films.

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Another piece of information that seems to be the most prominent when talking Spawn is the fact that Spawn, according to McFarlane, does not say a word the entire film. Will this new tactic of making superhero films work for McFarlane? Or will Spawn fail to awe the fans that have been waiting patiently, since 1997, to see McFarlane’s re-boot of one of Image Comics biggest characters?

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In collaboration with Blumhouse productions and set for a 2019 release, a lot of details including cast, crew, and a set release date have not been made public yet.

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From 1992’s debut comic book release to HBO’s phenomenal 3 three-season run, and eventually New Line Cinema’s big screen adaptation, it is time for the fans to get the Spawn they grew to love. Minus a short, round, and clown face painted John Leguizamo.

So, Turn off your lights, and get ready to experience Spawn the way Mcfarlane meant it to be,

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