Jamie Foxx, former stand-up comedian and Oscar-winning star of ‘Ray’, is greatly interested to take the lead role in the next ‘Spawn’ movie. The satanic superhero is created by comic book writer and independent artist Todd McFarlane.
During the annual EW’s Comic Con last July 20 held in Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California, the actor discussed his upcoming role in the sequel of 2011’s Amazing Spider-Man where he plays super-villain Electro. The film is directed by Marc Webb.
Movies.com asked Foxx about other roles he wants to play and he said ‘Spawn and Mike Tyson’ were the parts he is ‘aggressively pursuing’.
Although the last ‘Spawn’ film in 1997 gave rather distasteful comments for viewers and critics, Foxx openly expresses his interest over the character. The movie starring Michael Jai White wasn’t a box office film. It grossed almost $88 M worldwide over its $40 M budget. The movie was unanimously trashed by critics and unwelcomed by comic enthusiasts. The 1997 ‘Spawn’ was rated PG-13.
Studios seem unwilling to take risk on unsuccessful superhero films, especially with restrictive ratings. However, Marvel Studios have regained several of its darkest characters including Ghost Rider, Daredevil and The Punisher. However, there seem to have no plans to take a shot on Spawn yet.
Foxx will be on Sony’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ that will premiere on May 2, 2014.