Jamie Foxx Wants to Play Spawn REALLY Bad!
For the past several months, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has been in New York filming the highly anticipated sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, where he is playing the latest baddie to take on the web-slinger Electro. Him being cast in that role has been a controversial topic, for many reasons, but as more and more images an clips find their way on line, folks seem to be growing accustom to the idea. of Foxx in the role.
As with any actor, Jamie Foxx has a wishlist of roles that he would like to take on and while speaking with Movies.com, Foxx says that he has two roles he’d love to play, both of which I’d actually love to see happen.
“Spawn is one, yeah. And Mike Tyson. Those are two roles I would just love to do. I’m aggressively pursuing them.”
Now, this is interesting news (not the Mike Tyson thing, that’s an arguement for a totally different website), as a few months back, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane mentioned that he had been in contact with an Oscar-winning actor who was pushing pretty hard for the role. McFarlane has been writing a new film for some time and if he can get Foxx attached, I don’t see why the film wouldn’t get a green light and a decent budget. Here’s what McFarlane sait to TheMovieJudge back in February:
“I continue to write a page here and there. As I’ve said before, I’ve got a guy waiting on the sidelines who’s an Academy Award-winning actor who phones every three weeks going ‘Todd, where’s the script? Where’s the script?’… He came out to the office, he gave me his pitch, I gave him my pitch, and he’s like ‘Fine, let’s do your gig.’ The pitch I gave him was that we could then do, like, ten of these for the next ten years, and he wouldn’t have to be 22 for the rest of his life.”
Putting two-and-two together, it looks as though Jamie Foxx is that award-winning actor. Foxx has come a long way in his career, starting as a comedic actor on the Fox television series In Living Color. He has since won numerous award and nominations and continues to rise of the Hollywood ladder. As I mentioned earlier, with an A-Lister like Foxx behind the project and actively pursuing the role, I wouldn’t be too surprise to see this one picked up in the not-too-distant-future.
The last time we saw the Spawn character on nthe big screen, he was played by nerd-favorite Michael Jai White, along with John Leguizamo. The film was a dark one, as it should be, but the script left a bit to be desired. There is a lot of potential with the character, so let’s hope they can get the ball rolling. What are your thoughts? Could Foxx pull the role off?
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Source : Movies.Com