SPAWN - is it about time we got a new SPAWN film?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by megatron6661, May 14, 2012.

  1. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Posts:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Perhaps one of the most underrated comic book characters, but it's got a huge following or let's resay it, it did have a huge following back in the day, with so much potential, but SPAWN always had potential. After how poorly received the SPAWN movie (1997) was back then, it feels like a lifetime since anyone else decided to bring this brilliant character to life again.

    So I ask everyone? if you are a fan of SPAWN, do you think it is about time that we finally get a new SPAWN film? especially in this day and age, when every comic book we know has been given a film
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  2. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Posts:
    16,064
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Likes:
    +829
    Is this character even still popular?
     
  3. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Posts:
    6,675
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +15
    Spawn has a huge following?
     
  4. Mister Gone

    Mister Gone Macro-Con

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2006
    Posts:
    4,856
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +7
    Under rated? He was a product of the EXTREME! era just as badly as any thing Rob Leifeld pooped out. I am a super hero FROM HELL!! also I use guns and murder anything that gets in front of me. I think he may be due for a reboot in comic forms as opposed to a film.
     
  5. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Posts:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    I think it's got a fan base that could grow again, but with no films comic book's etc, it needs something to spark the interest back in the character. Because the whole series is dead, one good reboot could see it get back it's following. Because we look at the character etc, it can speak to a whole range of fans. It can be action, horror. I do think SPAWN fanbase as declined over the years, if a good film, or if a new line of comic books is made, it could become successful again. But it is dead at the moment, we saw what the success of kick ass, put that into SPAWN it could be a success
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Posts:
    16,064
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Likes:
    +829
    I'm thinking you've got this whole "comics -> movie" process backwards...
     
  7. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    Posts:
    12,543
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +11
    As long as they make an adaptation based more on Neil Gaiman or Alan Moore's Spawn stories, I'm game. McFarlane may be a decent artist, but he's a shit writer.
     
  8. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Posts:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    I see SPAWN, like a kick ass or a Scott pilgrim comic book. The comic's had strong a fanbase before the films, and allot of fans in general who do not read comic books , may not have heard about them. Since the films, nearly everyone in general knows about kick ass and Scott pilgrim. That is what SPAWN needs, a game changer for the franchise like they done with the kick ass and Scott pilgrim films, and there will be a much bigger fanbase again. Like I said, it is dead it just needs perhaps a good director, like a Matthew Vaughn to take it in a good direction
     
  9. Big Dawg

    Big Dawg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Posts:
    1,642
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +19
    Spawn was a product of the times (as Mister Gone stated) where every comic book character needed more guns, more chains, more cape, more... EXTREME. Spawn was all those things and he was great at the time (when I was a teenager). I loved, loved, loved Spawn in the 90s.

    Fast forward to now- no, Spawn doesn't deserve a new movie, or book, or anything really. i mean, he is THE most derivative character ever. Badass like wolverine-check, detectvie with crazy cape like batman-check, lots of bandoliers and chains like cable or lobo- check, swings around like spiderman-check, big guns like deadpool- check, dark cahracter struggling for redemption against unknown forces- check. He's like a big cliched ball of 90s crap.

    Like I said, I loved Spawn in the 90s, but that was the 90s. I loved Saved by the Bell too back then (ok, I still love saved by the bell). I think that movie will stand as a testament to the character I loved, but I would just rather see something better on the big screen. Even the early Gaiman and Moore stories can't tow a movie by themselves (I mean they only had so much to work with).
     
  10. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    24,046
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +1,447
    Won't happen, Gaiman had to sue McFarlane over contract issues. He finally won this year. Gaiman Owns Angela and other characters now. So McFarlane couldn't use them with out his permission. Moore also wasn't happy with him. Also if there is ever another movie McFarlane want direct control, which narrows the studios interested.
     
  11. DrGrim

    DrGrim OBEY

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Posts:
    4,217
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +56
    Ebay:
    I really liked the Spawn comics in the 90s, and I have VHS copies of each of the HBO seasons. I still think the cartoon was pretty kick ass. However, I'm surprised to learn in this thread that Spawn still exists. I can't remember seeing anything about Spawn in years. What's going on in the comics that it's still going?
     
  12. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    24,046
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Georgia
    Likes:
    +1,447
    McFarlane had to start over with a new continuity. Al Simmons is no longer Spawn.
     
  13. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Posts:
    3,558
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    [​IMG]

    No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No - infinity
     
  14. DrGrim

    DrGrim OBEY

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Posts:
    4,217
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +56
    Ebay:
    Did Al Simmons get to be human again? Or did he go to Heaven or whatever? Who's Spawn now then?
     
  15. Star Saber

    Star Saber Cybertron 5th Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Posts:
    8,588
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +246
    Actually it's still the same continuity, just a different Spawn now :) 


    Al Simmons committed suicide. A new Spawn named Jim Downing took his place
     
  16. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Posts:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    just realized the guy who played SPAWN, was the the mob guy Gambol in TDK, when he was in that famous scene, why so serious, when the joker sliced his mouth
     
  17. geerave

    geerave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Posts:
    511
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    a few years back i sold my spawn collection (1-150) for 40 bucks....i feel like i ripped that guy off
     

Share This Page