The Spawn reboot is finally underway. After attempts from studios to get another film made on the character, Todd McFarlane has finally gotten something going that he is going to write and direct himself. The direction he is going to take is to make it a low budget horror film. This can serve as an intro story to the character. As of right now, Todd is meeting with different actors in order to sign them to key roles. Among the actors that have been met is Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. As some have stated, seeing Leonardo DiCaprio in a low budget horror film is going to be a really interesting thing.
There is no telling what these key roles are going to be in the film. It wouldn’t be surprising if Jamie Foxx was to take on the titular role with Leonardo DiCaprio playing as Jason Wynn. However, there might be other characters that they have in mind. Given that Spawn is going to be a background character in his own film, he could be just someone in a suit. In this film, it is very likely that Spawn is actually going to be the antagonist with later installments painting him as more of a protagonist.
Spawn is one of a group of comic book characters that are looking to be rebooted on the big screen. Another character that had attempts at a reboot was The Crow. Even though the first Crow film was a success, subsequent films have turned out to be disappointing and they could not live up to the original. The Crow: City of Angels suffered from many things, among which was reshoots and a lot of scenes being chopped out.