It has just been announced that award-winning actor, Jamie Foxx will star in Todd McFarlane’s live-action adaption of the highly favorited comic book, Spawn.

Deadline reported that Foxx is set to play Al Simmons, the original character of the comic series, best known by his demonic alter-ego, Spawn.

In a statement with Deadline, McFarlane stated,

“Jamie came to my office five years ago, and he had an idea about Spawn and we talked about it. I never forgot him, and when I was writing this script, you sort of plug people in, and he was my visual guy and I never let go of him. When I got done and my agents and everybody was talking about what actor, I said, I’m going to Jamie first and until he says no I don’t want to think about anyone else because I’ve never had anyone else in my head. Luckily, he hadn’t forgotten either. I said, ‘hey, I’m back to talk about Spawn again, and he was like, let’s do it.’”

McFarlane will work with Blumhouse in order to bring the popular comic series alive.

At this time, there is no official release date for Spawn.

Will you be heading to the theaters to witness Jamie Foxx star in the live adaption of the hit 90s comic? Let us know in the comments below!

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