Michael Jai White Wants To Return For An R-Rated Spawn Film

Previous Spawn actor Michael Jai White spoke out at SDCC '11 about the possibility of returning to the character if director Todd McFarlane ever gets his R-rated reboot off the ground...

Here's something pretty cool for the fans of the series of Spawn comics and even the not so well received film made about the character. Mortal Kombat: Legacy actor Michael Jai White says that he would love to return to the character of Al Simmons/Spawn as long as creator Todd McFarlane is the one running the show.

It's certainly not news that Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been pushing for some time to get a reboot film of the character made, but things are proving difficult as the director wants the film to have a hard R rating and a lot of studios just don't feel comforting fronting the money for something like that.. While at SDCC '11, Michael Jai White spoke about the possibility of returning to the character.

“I hope he does [make the film]. In the next couple years I might have to produce it myself. It’s a no-brainer. Look at how these movies have done, superhero movies that have gone dark, and there hasn’t been one darker than Spawn. If we do it like we want to, it could be a game changer. I think Todd feels the same way as me – that we go R. Not a kinder, gentler Spawn, we go straight R – like pushing it, pushing NC-17. Give the fans what they expect. That edge brought [the comic book] to where it is. I would really like to show what that character can be.”

You cant really blame the guy for wanting a second chance at the character, in my opinion he did an amazing job considering the material he was given to work with. While the Spawn movie was considered a miserable fail by most, I still enjoy it, maybe it's because when I was younger it was something I enjoyed so much so looking back now it makes me feel nostalgic.
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