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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  • Saburr

    Far be it for me to tell Todd what makes spawn cool…hell Todd you are the all knowing creator, but fact is the brief I just read of your movie is not the character we read about in comics…and seein a superhero kick the hell outta normal bad guys…ummm gets boring…its like superman and Lex….its just dull. Personally the Spawn ’97 was a total tanker….you could have made it better, but don’t underplay the footing that has already been established. But PLEASE make another one I Liked seeing Spawn on the big screen.

  • Saburr

    Far be it for me to tell Todd what makes spawn cool…hell Todd you are the all knowing creator, but fact is the brief I just read of your movie is not the character we read about in comics…and seein a superhero kick the hell outta normal bad guys…ummm gets boring…its like superman and Lex….its just dull. Personally the Spawn ’97 was a total tanker….you could have made it better, but don’t underplay the footing that has already been established. But PLEASE make another one I Liked seeing Spawn on the big screen.

  • http://www.myspace.com/clemente7979 HellSpawn

    Hey Todd, If You Make This Movie, Please Put Spawn To Fight Against Malebolgia, Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss!

  • http://www.myspace.com/clemente7979 HellSpawn

    Hey Todd, If You Make This Movie, Please Put Spawn To Fight Against Malebolgia, Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss!

  • UnholyTYM

    Todd, the concept of this film is actually very interesting, but only for a little while!!! I that it should be focusing on his adventures more-so than other people getting rocked by spawn horror-movie style,
    i for one like the fact that spawn is a hero with potential, as well as the fact that he takes on massive demons, deadly heaven assasins and giant cyborg gorillas. Including Sam and Twitch as well as others should never be a problem, just have it start out with spawn just getting out of hell, and learning of clown, cog, and maybe some big bad guy to take on at the end, and all the while Sam and Twitch are on the lead of what they think are spawn’s acts but actually running along leads to some other demon or angel. Please, I beg you, Todd, as a fan of Spawn literally since birth, keep the story fixed on spawn!!!

  • UnholyTYM

    Todd, the concept of this film is actually very interesting, but only for a little while!!! I that it should be focusing on his adventures more-so than other people getting rocked by spawn horror-movie style,
    i for one like the fact that spawn is a hero with potential, as well as the fact that he takes on massive demons, deadly heaven assasins and giant cyborg gorillas. Including Sam and Twitch as well as others should never be a problem, just have it start out with spawn just getting out of hell, and learning of clown, cog, and maybe some big bad guy to take on at the end, and all the while Sam and Twitch are on the lead of what they think are spawn’s acts but actually running along leads to some other demon or angel. Please, I beg you, Todd, as a fan of Spawn literally since birth, keep the story fixed on spawn!!!

  • UnholyTYM

    Todd, the concept of this film is actually very interesting, but only for a little while!!! I that it should be focusing on his adventures more-so than other people getting rocked by spawn horror-movie style,
    i for one like the fact that spawn is a hero with potential, as well as the fact that he takes on massive demons, deadly heaven assasins and giant cyborg gorillas. Including Sam and Twitch as well as others should never be a problem, just have it start out with spawn just getting out of hell, and learning of clown, cog, and maybe some big bad guy to take on at the end, and all the while Sam and Twitch are on the lead of what they think are spawn’s acts but actually running along leads to some other demon or angel. Please, I beg you, Todd, as a fan of Spawn literally since birth, keep the story fixed on spawn!!!

  • UnholyTYM

    Todd, the concept of this film is actually very interesting, but only for a little while!!! I that it should be focusing on his adventures more-so than other people getting rocked by spawn horror-movie style,
    i for one like the fact that spawn is a hero with potential, as well as the fact that he takes on massive demons, deadly heaven assasins and giant cyborg gorillas. Including Sam and Twitch as well as others should never be a problem, just have it start out with spawn just getting out of hell, and learning of clown, cog, and maybe some big bad guy to take on at the end, and all the while Sam and Twitch are on the lead of what they think are spawn\’s acts but actually running along leads to some other demon or angel. Please, I beg you, Todd, as a fan of Spawn literally since birth, keep the story fixed on spawn!!!

  • trash

    ok….make it !!!!!!!

  • trash

    ok….make it !!!!!!!