There’s no doubt that we enjoy our comic book movies better when there’s a bit of humor in it. Some of the most praised films are those with a lighter tone, with Aquaman being the most recent. With Aquaman and Shazam! coming out, DC seems to be taking a more “Marvel” approach and we’re seeing how successful Aquaman is being by not following the dark trend of Batman vs Superman.
For those, though; that worry that this sort of trend will bleed into the likes of Spawn, no worries. Todd McFarlane promises that this upcoming movie will be dark and “joyless”. McFarlane spoke to the Nerdist to delve deeper:
“There’s no joy… There’s gonna be no fun lines in it, and it’s just gonna be this dark, ugly two hours worth of movie, which is essentially what a lot of supernatural/horror movies are anyway. There’s not a lot of funny in them. And that seems to be a weird hurdle for a lot of people in this city to get over because they sort of go into a superhero/Avengers default all the time.”
Spawn will star Jaime Foxx in a new anti-hero take on the character and if McFarlane sticks to his guns than purist fans will be happy to know that the Hollywood trend will not be sinking its claws into Spawn. But, will this formula work out? Time will tell!
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