Rumor has it that Jamie Foxx might be gearing up to play the iconic role of Spawn in an upcoming Spawn reboot.
SyFy cites That Hashtag Show, which states how Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been working on his own film about his comic book character, a former Marine named Al Simmons who dies, goes to Hell, and sells his soul to evil creature named Malebolgia in order to see his wife on Earth again. When he comes back after five years, he finds that she’s moved on, but through a series of events–which includes fighting with his demonic archenemy the Violator–Spawn becomes an anti-hero for the city and attempts to find purpose as a hellspawn on Earth.
While the original 1997 film starring Michael Jai White focused on Simmons’ family, the new film would focus on a different family and instead show Spawn working with the film’s lead, New York Police Department detective Twitch Williams, better known alongside his detective partner Sam Burke as “Sam and Twitch,” to rid the city of criminals.
Of course, Foxx is most widely known for his comedy. But we can’t forget that Foxx is also an Academy Award winner for his role as Ray Charles in 2004’s Ray. Don’t hold his turn as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 against him; if he can seamlessly transform himself into one of the greatest R&B and country legends, then he ccould easily become a compelling Al Simmons.