You can file this one under Casting Rumors, but the fact is, if Samuel L. Jackson wants to be the villain in your movie, you frakkin let Samuel L. Jackson be the villain in your frakkin movie. The Hollywood Reporter says Jackson is currently in negotiations to star in Frank Miller’s movie adaptation of the comic book “The Spirit” as The Octopus, “a meek lab assistant who reinvents himself as a psychotic nightmare that kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face. The Octopus’ tentacles reach into every aspect of crime in fictitious Central City, a city he plans to wipe out.” Yikes.
And since Frank Miller has already said that he wants Jackson to star in the movie, it’s a done deal.
Samuel L. Jackson versus The Spirit: WHO YA GOT???