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‘Spawn’ Movie Finds New Writers With ‘Joker,’ ‘Captain America 4’ Scribes (Exclusive)

Blumhouse’s Spawn movie is getting a new jolt of creative energy, with the film based on Todd McFarlane’s comic book character adding a trio of writers. Joker’s Scott Silver, Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Malcolm Spellman and rising scribe Matt Mixon are teaming on a new script for the feature, which has been in development […]

How ‘Spawn’ Led John Leguizamo to Create ‘PhenomX’

Decades ago, John Leguizamo arrived on the set of Spawn at ungodly hours to be transformed into the character of the Clown, the bloated villain at the center of the 1997 comic book adaptation. “It was kind of inhumane, that costume,” Leguizamo tells The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh. “Some days I got there at […]

‘Spawn’ Movie Gets ‘Broken City’ Scribe as New Writer (Exclusive)

The long-in-the-works Spawn movie is back in action. Brian Tucker, who penned the 2013 Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg crime thriller Broken City, has been hired to write the script for the feature project. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is behind the feature which has Todd McFarlane, the creator of the comic and character, attached as […]

‘King Spawn’ No. 1 Sells Nearly 500,000 Copies

King Spawn No. 1 is reigning at comic book shops. The Image Comics title from creator Todd McFarlane has sold 497,000 copies, a monster launch for the ongoing series that makes it the largest monthly title release of the past 25 years for Image. McFarlane introduced Spawn in 1992 after making a name for himself […]

Todd McFarlane Developing ‘Sam and Twitch’ TV Show

Todd McFarlane is building out the world of Spawn. The comic book creator is developing a live-action TV series based on Sam and Twitch, two detectives that first appeared in the pages of Spawn No. 1 in 1992 and then became stars of their own book. The indie studio wiip is teaming on the project, […]

‘Spawn’s Universe’ Sets Sales Milestone for Image Comics

Comic book creator Todd McFarlane has spawned a new hit. Spawn’s Universe No. 1, which is due out June 23, has sold 211,000 ahead of its release, making it publisher Image Comics’ biggest No. 1 issue of the 21st century. “I always come at it with mixed feelings. As the creator, you always are ecstatic […]