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Jamie Foxx is set to star in the latest Spawn from Todd McFarlane and Blumhouse Productions, marking it his second debut in a comic book film.

Foxx made it known that  he wanted to have a role in “Spawn,” since 2013 when he starred as Electro in The Amazing Spiderman 2.”

A few years back I flew out to Arizona to meet the man behind one of the most incredible comic book characters in the universe, Todd McFarlane,” Foxx told Deadline on Tuesday.

He then proceeded to let McFarlane know that no one would ever work harder than he would, if he was given the opportunity to play the role.

In the comics, Spawn is human-turned-hellspawn who develops abilities to teleport, heal rapidly, and shape-shift.



The film will follow as the beginning of the trilogy, but unfortunately will not explain the origins of Spawn.

“I’m not inclined in this first movie to do an origin story,” McFarlane told Deadline. “I’m mentally exhausted from origin stories.”

Instead, It will follow CIA operative Al Newman as other Black Ops agents betray him and leave him to die. He wakes up in Hell, where he’s offered a second chance to return to the real world.

There is still no official set date for the film’s release, so we’ll just have to wait for Foxx to play this antihero role.

Regina Yurrita

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