Todd McFarlane confirms an R-rated Spawn movie is in the works


The original Spawn movie holds a special place in a lot of people’s hearts. It wasn’t that good, but it was definitely of its times, especially the ridiculous cape CGI and Martin Sheens too black hair. Also, it wasn’t quite in line with the actual feeling of the comic book as it lacked its darkness and violence. Now, thanks to the resurgence in comic book movies and Deadpool’s runaway, R-rated success it appears we may get the Spawn movie we’ve always wanted… that is if we’ve wanted one. 

Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, spoke once again about the film saying he’s already finished the screenplay and is editing it. He’s claimed that it’s gorey and R-rated, but most of all scary. 

“You’re never going to see a dude in a rubber suit,” McFarlane said. “This is going to be my Jaws shark.”

Of course McFarlane has been talking about a new Spawn movie for years with nothing coming of it. It’s been a weird art house film and action film and a million other things according to statements he’s made since the 90s. For instance it was supposed to shoot sometime in 2014 as a horror film. We’ll see what happens this time around as the industry is fully prepped for an R-rated superhero flick.

Matthew Razak
Matthew Razak is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flixist. He has worked as a critic for more than a decade, reviewing and talking about movies, TV shows, and videogames. He will talk your ear off about James Bond movies, Doctor Who, Zelda, and Star Trek.