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than ten years circling in hell with Violator, Spawn 2 was dug up again by
writer Todd McFarlane in 2009. He
began writing a script for the anticipated sequel but said, “The
story has been in my head for 7 or 8 years.” McFarlane goes on to say, “The
movie idea is neither a recap or continuation. It is a standalone story that
will be R-rated. Creepy and scary.”
With the slew of comic movies coming mostly from Marvel geared toward a
more teenage audience, Spawn 2, like its predecessor, will be geared toward
adults. The film is supposedly
coming but I would not hold my breath considering creators’ tendencies to
promise the world and then never deliver (case and point Duke Nukem
There were so many plots and characters that fans of Spawn missed in
the first Spawn movie. Sam and Twitch, partners
on the force, only had a quick homage paid to them towards the end of Spawn. Spawn 2 could focus more heavily on
them and another character that shows a lot of promise: Angela, an angel that
tried to kill Spawn in the comics while killing numerous others in the
process. Her scantily-clad self
would be much appreciated as eye candy. But hopefully if she is in the script, that won’t be her only purpose and she
will actually have an impact on the plot.
Angela could be a minor villain making way for Violator’s
return. He may have been in the first movie, but he provided some of the best
comedic moments and he will be greatly missed if left out of the sequel – not
to mention McFarlane will get several angry letters from Spawn fan-boys about
leaving Violator out. Still, it
would not be pertinent to make him the main villain either. Just have him provide more humor, get
into a catfight with Angela and irritate Spawn relentlessly. Jason Wynn as a dark and grim villain
would be best – after his fatherly portrayal in the first Spawn, making him a
villain would be an interesting twist.
But with so many possible characters comes the question: Who will play them? These are some of the best
actors/actresses I think McFarlane should select:
Will Smith as Spawn: He may mostly play a cocky and
sarcastic lead, but Will Smith can bring the pain and torment Spawn’s character
is often plagued with that Will Smith had in The Pursuit of Happiness and Seven
Pounds. His comic relief will also
be a great addition to a movie bound to be full of grim moments – hey, someone
other than Violator can crack a joke.
Halle Berry as Wanda: Halle Berry is no stranger to comic-related
movies, a factor that actually does not help her considering Catwoman
is never absent from a Top Ten Worst Comic Book Movies list. But that was mostly due to the story
and Halle Berry has given many great performances in the past – not to mention
with her short hair she looks strikingly similar to Spawn’s wife Wanda.
Samuel L. Jackson as Jason Wynn: Samuel L. Jackson knows how
to be a compelling and scary villain.
His role as Mr. Glass in Unbreakable shows just how great a villain he
can be. If he can bring a shred of
what he had accomplished from that role he would make a fantastic Jason Wynn.
Danny Devito as Violator: When I first watched Spawn I could
have sworn the actor playing Violator was Danny Devito – his voice sounds very
similar, his physical appearance is the same and he is a very good comedic
actor. He also has the creepy
demeanor Violator needs that Devito brought in Batman Returns when he played
Eliza Dushku as Angela: Angela is sassy and dangerous – who
better to play her than the actress that played former vampire slayer Faith in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer? We know
she can cause carnage and be sexy at the same time, so what else does Angela need?
Jeffery Combs as Twitch: Combs could dawn his glasses again
for his role as Twitch. We know he
can play a bit of a sociopathic personality from his role as Herbert West in
Re-Animator and still show a sensitive side that he brings to his other roles. The genius and eccentric detective
Twitch screams Combs.
Michael Madsen as Sam: Michael Madsen has played a cop in
the past with Sam’s exact traits.
He has experience with Sam’s type of character and is just as
reminiscent of Sam as Halle Berry is with Wanda.
Spawn 2 could take many forms since McFarlane is supposedly
disregarding the first movie and making a “standalone story.” As long as it lives up to the R-rating
with the violence and humor Spawn delivered in the past (and maybe include a few of
the stars listed above), I won’t be complaining. And while there are a ton of people sickened by the grotesque humor and violent nature of the first film, many are clamoring for more. Just don’t disappoint, McFarlane!
Comments made by Todd McFarlane were originally on comingsoon.net.