Todd McFarlane Talks Crazy About Spawn 2

I’d like to give Todd McFarlane the benefit of the doubt; after all, he was one of the original founders of Image Comics, and without a doubt one of the more innovative artists to ever work in the comic book field. He’s kind of like Frank Miller, minus the creative genius part. But man, can he draw or what? So when Todd McFarlane started making noise about not only doing a “Spawn 2″, but doing it on his own dime, and in his own way, you had to think, “Yeah, okay, maybe it’ll work.” Then came this interview with MTV, where Todd goes a little bit bonkers with the “idea” stuff.

First of all, Todd’s idea is that Spawn will barely be seen in the movie, and that it would be more about other, ordinary people who comes into contact with him. Spawn, basically, would become a bogeyman of sorts, who will show up only occasionally to do bad things to bad people. Or something to that effect.

The story that I have in my head is as real as possible, but there’s this one element that just isn’t real. But everything else … you could be watching “L.A. Confidential” or “The Godfather” and you just put this little boogeyman in it “” a moving shadow “” and how does that change those movies, given everything else is real in [them]?

So there’s not going to be any villains or bad guys, there’s not going to be any of that. It’s just going to be this one odd thing in the middle of a very real movie. I’m not trying to do a comic book movie; I don’t have that much money. So I need to do a movie where people just go, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, cool.” And all of a sudden now and then, something happens and you go, “What the hell was that?”

He goes on, and it just sounds…not too good. Maybe Todd has it all figured out and can get it done on a budget with what he has in mind, but I don’t know. Plus, Todd has mentioned that he plans to write and direct this “reboot” of the franchise, too, which has me worried.

But hey, nobody thought Todd and company could break ranks from Marvel and make Image Comics work, and they did, so who knows…?

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  • Bad4ndy

    Dosent he realize that this concept has already been done…. wev all watched Predator right? Its not like its a crazy concept… i just dont see how nobody would fund a big budget spawn 2…. with all the super hero movies out now… ppl are chmping at the bit for the next iron man…. or the next spiderman movies…. spawn is an iconic movie… when it came out … i think he just dosent want anybody else working on it cuz hez a selfish bastard…. and hez gunna ruine it for all of the spawn fans….. either go all out and make the movie successful… or dont make it at all and spare us while we can still put that VHS spawn back into our dusty vcrs…. if deadpool can get money… spawn damn better get sum funding… what happened to all this money he should of made from successful spidey flicks… he should be rollin….

  • Bad4ndy

    Dosent he realize that this concept has already been done…. wev all watched Predator right? Its not like its a crazy concept… i just dont see how nobody would fund a big budget spawn 2…. with all the super hero movies out now… ppl are chmping at the bit for the next iron man…. or the next spiderman movies…. spawn is an iconic movie… when it came out … i think he just dosent want anybody else working on it cuz hez a selfish bastard…. and hez gunna ruine it for all of the spawn fans….. either go all out and make the movie successful… or dont make it at all and spare us while we can still put that VHS spawn back into our dusty vcrs…. if deadpool can get money… spawn damn better get sum funding… what happened to all this money he should of made from successful spidey flicks… he should be rollin….

  • http://www.youtube.com/mrmanmellow MrManMellow

    It’ll be a good movie. After all, it is Todd Mcfarlane… And SPAWN is his creation, all of you people who think he should let someoen else do the movie, um ur retarded, the best person for the job is the person who knows the most about it!

  • http://www.youtube.com/mrmanmellow MrManMellow

    It’ll be a good movie. After all, it is Todd Mcfarlane… And SPAWN is his creation, all of you people who think he should let someoen else do the movie, um ur retarded, the best person for the job is the person who knows the most about it!

  • Eclipse2k2

    First of all, anyone who puts a negative comment to Todd McFarlane’s work like I’ve been reading on some of the other sights are usually people that don’t like comics or figures. So their comments and opinions don’t mean squat to all us Spawn fans. Todd was the creator of Spawn, nobody else. So it should be his ideas and his sequel. I thought the first movie was funny as hell and good for most of the story line. Maybe in the second one if he could pull together an Overtkill or even show more of Angela, that would be dope. But any true Spawn fan, wouldn’t down an idea without at least looking at the final pic. I’ve got every Spawn comic and a crap ton of his figures. If its not Spawn then its Batman, and if its not Batman its Spawn. I’ve got a pretty widespread open imagination so nothing really dissapoints me, cause people don’t seem to realize how much work goes into a movie like that. Only Todd can make the movie, period.

  • Eclipse2k2

    First of all, anyone who puts a negative comment to Todd McFarlane’s work like I’ve been reading on some of the other sights are usually people that don’t like comics or figures. So their comments and opinions don’t mean squat to all us Spawn fans. Todd was the creator of Spawn, nobody else. So it should be his ideas and his sequel. I thought the first movie was funny as hell and good for most of the story line. Maybe in the second one if he could pull together an Overtkill or even show more of Angela, that would be dope. But any true Spawn fan, wouldn’t down an idea without at least looking at the final pic. I’ve got every Spawn comic and a crap ton of his figures. If its not Spawn then its Batman, and if its not Batman its Spawn. I’ve got a pretty widespread open imagination so nothing really dissapoints me, cause people don’t seem to realize how much work goes into a movie like that. Only Todd can make the movie, period.

  • wadeee

    Yes its tru, todd will spoil it for all the fans, i think he needs to sit down and think about who made spawn famous? him, or the millions of fans that are fascinated with spawn if it wasnt for them he wuldnt have even had an opportunity like this to make a movie, i think he owes it to the fans to put so me time and effort into it to write a good script put some money into it and get some big companies behind it and blow the new spawn movie outa the park.

  • wadeee

    Yes its tru, todd will spoil it for all the fans, i think he needs to sit down and think about who made spawn famous? him, or the millions of fans that are fascinated with spawn if it wasnt for them he wuldnt have even had an opportunity like this to make a movie, i think he owes it to the fans to put so me time and effort into it to write a good script put some money into it and get some big companies behind it and blow the new spawn movie outa the park.

  • Mathieu Bouchard

    I think that Todd should do another movie about spawn. The first one was good but I can’t imagine how good would be another with the new video effect and the new technology. But if there’s a sequel, the story should show more Spawn’s enemies, develop much more on the character, just like in the comics. But please, don’t make a movie and have in mind to being watch by kids, fans want blood, darkness.. spawn is not a friendly hero like marvel’s. I’m a fan of Spawn since I was 14 years old and still I just love this character with his black suit and red cloak. My favorite is the animated series, cause Spawn is well hidden in the shadows. Thanks to Todd, he’s put a bit of himself in my mind. SPAWN 2!! You can do it!!

  • Mathieu Bouchard

    I think that Todd should do another movie about spawn. The first one was good but I can’t imagine how good would be another with the new video effect and the new technology. But if there’s a sequel, the story should show more Spawn’s enemies, develop much more on the character, just like in the comics. But please, don’t make a movie and have in mind to being watch by kids, fans want blood, darkness.. spawn is not a friendly hero like marvel’s. I’m a fan of Spawn since I was 14 years old and still I just love this character with his black suit and red cloak. My favorite is the animated series, cause Spawn is well hidden in the shadows. Thanks to Todd, he’s put a bit of himself in my mind. SPAWN 2!! You can do it!!