The creator of supernatural superhero Spawn has revealed a few more details about the upcoming reboot, and his determination not to repeat the mistakes of the critically panned 1997 New Line film. In a recent interview Todd McFarlane hinted at the tone and format for his script of the movie, and probably to the delight of many fans, categorically stated that it will not be another origin story.
Spawn – who is also known as deceased Marine Al Simmons – was first created and introduced to the printed page by McFarlane in May 1992. A vigilante character with a finite source of power, he instantly became a hit. The 1997 movie adaptation stars Michael Jai White in the title role, and is a basic origin story. It covers Simmon’s Faustian pact with Malebolgia, a ruler of hell who creates his super-powered alter-ego. However Spawn rebels against his demonic influences and becomes a force for justice as the film ends. It received a wealth of negative reviews, and despite making a worldwide profit of over $87m from a budget of $40m, the sequel was in it’s own version of hell for 20 years.
That was until McFarlane was recently announced as the writer and director for a reboot of the character, which is being made in conjunction with Blumhouse productions. Although specific plot details are yet to appear, and any casting is yet to be announced, he has been dropping hints about what to expect ever since. Speaking to Yahoo! Entertainment, at this year’s New York Comic Con, the artist/writer/director gave this response when he was asked if the new film would be another origin story:
Jason Momoa is getting in shape for Justice League
Here, Jason Momoa is dry. Scroll down for the wet.
While it stands to reason that anyone playing a hero called Aquaman would have to look good wet, I’d like to file a complaint with whoever got Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman, quite this wet for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
Look, I know this “photographer” was just doing their “job” but what gave them the right to shoot an image of this absolutely enormous, bearded, heavily tattooed man with the body of a god and the hair of a WWE wrestler and put it on the cover of a magazine?
Look at how intensely he’s staring into the camera/the viewer’s immortal soul. Is it frightening? Yes. Am I ready to charter a boat in search of my buff aquatic king? Also yes!
Pause for a minute and think about what Jason Momoa must smell like in this picture. Think about it, manifest it, and breathe deeply through your nose. Congratulations.
But that’s not all! the Barnes and Noble version of Entertainment Weekly also included looks at Momoa’s Aquaman costars Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard, and smack between those two high-key attractive women is Momoa again, blonder this time, looking like he’s going to either kill someone or…yeah that’s just a “kill someone” look.
In the article, Aquaman executive producer Peter Safran had this to say about Momoa’s performance as a thicc amphibious man-hunk:
“Rarely has a superhero character been married to the real-life actor as much as Aquaman and Jason Momoa. “He’s authentically from two worlds, he’s this real physical specimen, he’s got this humor which he’s never been allowed to play before — in every regard he is Aquaman.”
A real physical specimen indeed.
A new tweet confirms that Chris Pine is back for ‘Wonder Woman 2’
If you saw Wonder Woman in 2017, you may recall one key detail about Steve Trevor: HE DIED. Or so we thought?? In a devastating sequence during the final battle, Steve bid Diana goodbye, gave her his family heirloom, and flew straight to his death.
OR SO WE THOUGHT.
Gal Gadot also shared an early still from the movie which shows Diana contemplating a series of cryptic television screens.
We learned early in June that the Wonder Woman sequel will likely be set in 1984, and Jenkins’ tweet suggests Wonder Woman 1984 may even be….”
We may have a clue about when ‘Wonder Woman 2’ takes place
Diana puts her game face on in Wonder Woman.
DC’s Geoff Johns may have dropped a serious hint about the Wonder Woman sequel – namely, the year it takes place.
Johns, DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer, shared a teaser on Facebook Friday morning that simply read “WW84,” which might point to seeing our hero in 1984.
Johns uploaded the image as his cover photo, where it slid largely under the radar until The Hollywood Reporter sniffed it out. Presumably, the teaser means Wonder Woman 2 will jump ahead to 1984.
We knew the sequel would move forward in time, leaving 1917 (and Steve Trevor) in the dust, but having an exact year narrows this down immensely. By 1984, Diana could run into a young Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent – or almost anyone else in the DCEU, hero or villain. She could also wear a lot of pastels.
Wonder Woman 2 will release Nov. 1, 2019.
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