Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum says they’re hoping to get the new Spawn movie out into the world in 2025
A new film based on the Image Comics character Spawn has been in development hell for a long, long time. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane first announced that it was in the works back in 2007. Blumhouse Productions got involved in 2017. Jamie Foxx signed on to play Spawn in 2018. But apparently they’ve had a lot of difficulty figuring out the script. Last year, it was announced that a trio of writers – Scott Silver (Joker), Malcolm Spellman (Captain America: Brave New World), and Matthew Mixom (Yesterday Was Everything) – were working on it. Of course, the writers strike has put a stop to any progress that was being made… but in a new interview with ComicBook.com, Blumhouse founder Jason Blum has said he’s hoping Spawn will be released sometime in 2025.
Asked if there’s any hope for this new Spawn, Blum replied, “I would say you have a lot to hope for because it’s in very very active development. What needs to happen is that my fellow friends the writers and the studios need to figure out their differences and get back to writing, but we’ve got a great group of folks putting it together, and my hope is that that movie — my prediction is maybe we’ll actually see a Spawn movie in ’25. No promises, but that’s my prediction.“
For a while, Jeremy Renner was attached to play homicide detective Maximilian “Twitch” Williams III, and we heard the movie might focus on Twitch after he loses his daughter to gang violence. He then begins his quest for revenge by enlisting the help of his ex-partner Danny to aid in his investigation of the criminal factions in New York. Twitch quickly realizes he’s in over his head as he learns that two of the largest organizations are teaming up to take over the criminal underworld of the city. That’s where Spawn comes in. Twitch is visited by Al, a mysterious man who has knowledge of his daughter’s death. It quickly becomes clear that Al is not who he appears to be as he reveals himself to be Spawn, a messenger from Hell who can aid Twitch in his search for justice. But that was almost five years ago, so the story could be completely different by this point.
Spawn previously received a feature film adaptation in 1997, but that movie didn’t go over very well. There was a well regarded animated series that ran for three seasons – and McFarlane recently said he’s hoping to get some new animated Spawn projects off the ground.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/spawn-2025/