McFarlane Writing Spawn 2 Movie

Comic book writer, artist, and toy maker Todd McFarlane has decided that the 1997 movie “Spawn”, based on his comic book series of the same name, is pure crap, and he wants to make a “Spawn 2″, except this Spawn will have no ties to the last Spawn movie, and McFarlane is tinkering with the idea of just calling this one “Spawn” again. Which, if true, would be really confusing. Personally I think it would be cooler if he called it, “Spawn 2: Pwnd”. Get it? Ah, well. Anyways, Bloody-Disgusting quotes McFarlane as saying about the new Spawn script he’s writing, “I can make a spooky, suspenseful thriller that will scare the crap out of you.” I don’t know what Todd is talking about; the first one scared the crap out of me — it was that awful.

A CIA agent killed by his own boss for witnessing his corruption, Al Simmons was sent to hell. To see his wife one more time, he made a deal with the demon Malebolgia to become an undead “hellspawn.” Spawn has tried to retain his own humanity while finding a way out of Malebolgia’s control and battling a variety of enemies, both supernatural and mafia-related.

McFarlane Writing Spawn 2 Movie



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  • John

    I hope another Spawn movie comes out soon.. I liked the first one and now I wan’t to see another one.

    • phillip

      Hell yeah,He would be stupid not to make another one, its truly a special movie,these are the type of movies i love. good verses evil,i know i could make spawn 2 a big success !!!!!!!! I MEAN! COME ON ITS 2009 !!!!

    • bryan

      hell yeah i want to c another part 2 the blood &bone was off the chain bro shuld b a 2

  • John

    I hope another Spawn movie comes out soon.. I liked the first one and now I wan’t to see another one.

    • phillip

      Hell yeah,He would be stupid not to make another one, its truly a special movie,these are the type of movies i love. good verses evil,i know i could make spawn 2 a big success !!!!!!!! I MEAN! COME ON ITS 2009 !!!!

    • bryan

      hell yeah i want to c another part 2 the blood &bone was off the chain bro shuld b a 2

  • JAY

    I agree with the idea of a remake of the first film. It needs to be R rated with gore and lots of violence. You know, the things Spawn is known for. I don’t think that the live action film lived up to the name. They also need to have Chapel in it. The movie ruined it for me in the beginning when they showed Winn kill Al Simmons and not Chapel. And if they are going to go through with it, they need to find some way to get John Leguizamo to play as the violator again. You have to admit it, he did play as the clown very well. There is a long list of changes I would make to the movie. I would like to hear what you guys think about what i said. good or bad.

    • robray

      Well you can count on Chapel not being in any Spawn movies. Chapel is owned by Rob Liefeld not Todd. And altho I loved the original story of Chapel killing AL… it is no longer true. Todd rewrote Spawns backstory, in Spawns new history Jessica Priest was Al’s killer just like in the movie. Also the toning it down to get the pg-13 rating SUCKs as I’m sure any Spawn fan would agree, but the loss in profit would be incredible way too large to make it “r”, if you don’t believe me, next time you go see an action/hero type movie look around the theater and take note of how many of the viewers are too young to get into an R rated movie. Best we could hope for is a pg-13 release but an R rated directors cut after the movie hits dvd.

  • JAY

    I agree with the idea of a remake of the first film. It needs to be R rated with gore and lots of violence. You know, the things Spawn is known for. I don’t think that the live action film lived up to the name. They also need to have Chapel in it. The movie ruined it for me in the beginning when they showed Winn kill Al Simmons and not Chapel. And if they are going to go through with it, they need to find some way to get John Leguizamo to play as the violator again. You have to admit it, he did play as the clown very well. There is a long list of changes I would make to the movie. I would like to hear what you guys think about what i said. good or bad.

    • robray

      Well you can count on Chapel not being in any Spawn movies. Chapel is owned by Rob Liefeld not Todd. And altho I loved the original story of Chapel killing AL… it is no longer true. Todd rewrote Spawns backstory, in Spawns new history Jessica Priest was Al’s killer just like in the movie. Also the toning it down to get the pg-13 rating SUCKs as I’m sure any Spawn fan would agree, but the loss in profit would be incredible way too large to make it “r”, if you don’t believe me, next time you go see an action/hero type movie look around the theater and take note of how many of the viewers are too young to get into an R rated movie. Best we could hope for is a pg-13 release but an R rated directors cut after the movie hits dvd.

  • propain

    John Leguizamo nailed the clown!!! i cant see anyone else playing the role…i now that the second film while explode the box office! they just have to put the movie out under an “R” rating…honestly this movie shouldnt be for children…you guys remember the first preditor movie? lets get gorey!!!

  • propain

    John Leguizamo nailed the clown!!! i cant see anyone else playing the role…i now that the second film while explode the box office! they just have to put the movie out under an “R” rating…honestly this movie shouldnt be for children…you guys remember the first preditor movie? lets get gorey!!!

  • Luke

    This is great idea. the first spawn film was really cool but suffered from several major issues.

    1.) the first major problem was the script. it moved way too quickly through an incredibly long and complicated plot. too many main characters and themes were tossed aside so that Spawn could duke it out with Violator at the end. the film should have been broken into three films so that the characters could all be included and developed properly. where was Overkill? what about the cops? and what about Billy Kincaid? you never even get a chance to know or understand the people who live in the Alley. and then there’s the countdown. every time spawn uses his powers the count down speeds. this could serve as a great suspense builder in a new film…or series of them.

    2.) the second issue was with character changes. the Spawn character should not have been tampered with. he did not need a whole slew of new powers. what was with the suction cup hands? and the cape. the cape was pretty cool but not necessary. the effect was trumped up by the animators at ILM because cloth deformer technology was new at the time and they wanted to show off what their machines could do. effects should enhance without being completely obvious. infact if the effects are done right you should not even know they are there. the technology is well developed now and could still do well to produce Spawns constantly flowing (and always, not sometimes, present) tattered cape. the animators would have done better to spend their time and processing power on making Malebosia’s mouth move or the Hell environment not look like a video game. bottom line, know the character and only develop what is necessary to make the film believable.

    3.) timing. when the film came out the fan base was huge and the film was greatly hyped and anticipated. the timing issue was not the fault of the films creators but rather came from George Lucas. while Spawn was in post-production at ILM Lucas announced his intentions to create the Star Wars prequels and all production at ILM was rushed out the doors to create space for Phantom Menace. nothing could be done about it at the time but the Star Wars films are finished now and the folks at ILM are still the best in the industry. I would love to see what they could do with a Hell environment now.

    4.) Ratings. Spawn may be a comic hero (or anti-hero rather) but he is not for children, and he is not an action hero. these changes were imposed by the studio to insure ticket sales and this issue should be resolved early in the development stage if any new film is ever developed. A Spawn film should be a bloody “R” rated, noir style horror film peppered with action elements, just like the comics and cartoons.

    Some advice for Todd MacFarlane (I hope you read this). finish your thriller script and executive produce the project yourself. nobody knows your characters and plot like you do. Write a trilogy like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars or X-men. try to get ILM again and go with Lions Gate studio, they won’t try to change your films to get ticket sales. and PLEASE, scare the hell out of me.

  • Luke

    This is great idea. the first spawn film was really cool but suffered from several major issues.

    1.) the first major problem was the script. it moved way too quickly through an incredibly long and complicated plot. too many main characters and themes were tossed aside so that Spawn could duke it out with Violator at the end. the film should have been broken into three films so that the characters could all be included and developed properly. where was Overkill? what about the cops? and what about Billy Kincaid? you never even get a chance to know or understand the people who live in the Alley. and then there’s the countdown. every time spawn uses his powers the count down speeds. this could serve as a great suspense builder in a new film…or series of them.

    2.) the second issue was with character changes. the Spawn character should not have been tampered with. he did not need a whole slew of new powers. what was with the suction cup hands? and the cape. the cape was pretty cool but not necessary. the effect was trumped up by the animators at ILM because cloth deformer technology was new at the time and they wanted to show off what their machines could do. effects should enhance without being completely obvious. infact if the effects are done right you should not even know they are there. the technology is well developed now and could still do well to produce Spawns constantly flowing (and always, not sometimes, present) tattered cape. the animators would have done better to spend their time and processing power on making Malebosia’s mouth move or the Hell environment not look like a video game. bottom line, know the character and only develop what is necessary to make the film believable.

    3.) timing. when the film came out the fan base was huge and the film was greatly hyped and anticipated. the timing issue was not the fault of the films creators but rather came from George Lucas. while Spawn was in post-production at ILM Lucas announced his intentions to create the Star Wars prequels and all production at ILM was rushed out the doors to create space for Phantom Menace. nothing could be done about it at the time but the Star Wars films are finished now and the folks at ILM are still the best in the industry. I would love to see what they could do with a Hell environment now.

    4.) Ratings. Spawn may be a comic hero (or anti-hero rather) but he is not for children, and he is not an action hero. these changes were imposed by the studio to insure ticket sales and this issue should be resolved early in the development stage if any new film is ever developed. A Spawn film should be a bloody “R” rated, noir style horror film peppered with action elements, just like the comics and cartoons.

    Some advice for Todd MacFarlane (I hope you read this). finish your thriller script and executive produce the project yourself. nobody knows your characters and plot like you do. Write a trilogy like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars or X-men. try to get ILM again and go with Lions Gate studio, they won’t try to change your films to get ticket sales. and PLEASE, scare the hell out of me.

  • sebastian

    I’m so happy if that movie make some great new effect and also more beat action cause SPAWN is the greathes hero in my favorite

  • sebastian

    I’m so happy if that movie make some great new effect and also more beat action cause SPAWN is the greathes hero in my favorite