Big Screen Spawn Reboot Still Aiming for a 2025 Release From Blumhouse

Producer Jason Blum claims the planned Spawn reboot will finally get made and be released in 2025.
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Producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions is attached to the long-gestating big-screen reboot of the Spawn film franchise. However, nothing has materialized yet for the film. That said, Blum is standing by the cinematic reboot coming out in a little under two years if he is to be believed.

Speaking to at the press junket for his new film, The Exorcist: Believer, the producer claimed that the new reboot will be released in 2025. The planned reboot has been in the works for literal years, but now it seems like it might actually be closer than ever to finally happening.


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Speaking to at the junket, Blum stated on the planned reboot, “2025 is when Spawn is going to come out. I stand by that. I stand by that.” The producer continued, “The update on Spawn is we’re very close to having a script that we’re all gonna feel great about. And once we have that, we’ll attach a director and an actor, and we’re gonna go make the movie.”

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been looking to launch a big-screen reboot of Spawn for a while and was also looking to direct the film at one point. Blumhouse Productions became attached to the project almost six years ago in 2017. Also, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx became attached to star in the reboot.

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Unfortunately, the reboot went through multiple starts and stops, and the comic book movie market also changed, IE DC and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Joker became a billion-dollar box office smash-hit and won multiple Academy Awards.

2023 also caused even more delays to the project, with actor Jamie Foxx suffering a life-threatening illness where he was put in the hospital for several weeks. Also, there were the duel Writers Guild of America (WGA) and actors’ union (SAG-AFTRA) strikes against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). While the WGA strike against the AMPTP has been resolved, and Hollywood writers are returning to work, the SAG-AFTRA strike is still ongoing.

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Productions such as the Spawn reboot will not be able to start filming or principal production until the SAG-AFTRA strike is resolved. The good news is that SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP are scheduled to continue negotiations throughout Friday (Oct. 6) and Monday (Oct. 9). The strikes brought a halt to a lot of major productions which have yet to finish, including Deadpool 3, Beetlejuice 2, and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 2. also notes that several writers have come in to re-work McFarlane’s original script. So, it appears the film could be ready to go once the strike is resolved. However, since McFarlane is no longer attached to direct, the film will need a new director, plus the rest of the cast once the SAG-AFTRA strike is resolved.

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There have been multiple Spawn adaptations before at the height of the Image comic series’ popularity in the 1990s. The TV-MA HBO series that aired in the 1990s lasted for three seasons and 18 episodes. In 1997, the first theatrical Spawn film was released in theaters, starring Michael Jai White as Spawn/Al Simmons and John Leguizamo as Clown/Violator.

The 1997 movie grossed $54 million domestically and about $87 million worldwide off of a $40 million budget. It never garnered any sequels and is generally not looked back upon all too fondly. It was made at a time when comic book movies and superhero films were still struggling for legitimacy as mainstream entertainment.

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While Blum says the film will drop in 2025, that remains to be seen. The new Spawn movie does not yet have an official release date.

What do you think of the news? Do you think the cinematic Spawn reboot movie will finally happen? Do you think it’s closer to getting made than ever, or do you need to see it to believe it? Let us know your thoughts about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.


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