The release of Fox’s Logan and 2016’s Deadpool have been a revelation for the superhero movie genre. Both have taken the path that is less traveled, focusing on characters and their struggles more than saving the world (which to an extent they still do). After two decades of mediocre movies, the golden age of superheroes has just broken a new door that may give entrance to the more darker fare of the comic world, especially the ones that had been shunned for being too “graphic.”
The R-rating trend that both movies have gotten welcomed the clear depiction of both superheroes paths and their struggles which audiences have very much related to. So which superhero will be next in line?We had reported last year that the anti-hero Spawn will be getting a reboot, and it looks like it may follow the path of Logan and Deadpool.
The creator of Spawn, Todd McFarlane recently attended a panel at Emerald City Comic-Con and stated how the upcoming movie will be R-rated. The writer said:
“Listen, I’m going to paint it for you. The movie is going to be a dark R…If here’s PG-13 and here’s ‘Deadpool’ and here’s ‘Logan,’ we’re going to be here. It’s going to be dark. It’s going to be nasty.”
Spawn had been made into a movie in 1997 but was deeply criticized for not being anything like its source material. Keep in mind, the 90’s was not the best time for superhero movie as the genre had just started getting popular but not to the level that it is today.
Spawn is the anti-hero who is the leader of Hell’s army. He was previously al Simmons, a soldier/assassin who is made a deal with an evil being known as Malebolgia: in exchange for his soul, he would get to see once again his wife, Wanda. However, when Simmons returned to the human world, five years had passed, and he had been transformed into a demonic creature with little memory of his former life.