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Jamie Foxx is getting ready to portray Todd McFarland’s legendary Spawn character

Jamie Foxx is having a tremendous year with many projects coming up, including the reveal that he will be the lead in the new version of the 90’s anti-hero Spawn created by none other than Image comics director Todd McFarland.

He teased about the costume

During a conversation that he had with Comicbook.com to promote his new movie Day Shift alongside Dave Franco, he teased about the superhero movie and the conceptual art and costume, saying that the movie was special “I’ve seen a lot of concepts,” he mentioned, “Because Todd, what he does it, every single day he’s doodling and he’s fixing and he’s doing some things that, to me, I think is gonna be like way out when you see it. And how he crafts that cape and how that cape becomes almost like – I’ll say this – as big as the screen that you’re watching.”

The superhero news outlet also got in touch with the mastermind behind the Spawn comic books, and he “opened up” about the project, he mentioned that it is a possibility that it could be a series rather than a movie.

A series? A movie?

“The answer is you should probably think about it. What if one of the big networks come out and draw up a ton of cash and say they want to make it a streaming movie?” McFarlane continued. “My only hesitation for that kind of deal right now is that there’s no data that I can think of that somebody’s been able to build a [movie] franchise starting as a streaming [series].” He continued, “[Franchises] start in the theaters, then you can do side movies, then you can go to a series spun off from it.”

He did not reveal anything in San Diego

McFarlane also wanted to wait to spill the beans about the upcoming project, and he did not reveal anything at the San Diego Comic-Con and decided to wait until the New York installment of the world-renowned event.

He wanted to wait

“We had a big debate about whether we were going to make an announcement [a San Diego Comic-Con] … I just thought it might be a little bit early, because I’m trying to make another one, two big announcements just as we’re going into Hollywood to sell,” he explained. “And the buzz of Spawn will be at a bit of an apex … there will be a couple things that are buzzing, and I thought, ‘[San Diego] might just be a hair too early.'”

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