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Michael Jai White says SPAWN 2 finally on track'!'!

Hey folks, Harry here... While in China last year, I had the pleasure of Michael Jai White's blood splash upon my shoes and shirt during his fight with Grasshopper San... and in person Michael can seem quite the imposing figure, until you start talking martial arts with him... Then you see a transformation of calm come over him... especially when talking about his children and whether or not they'd get training. That aside... watching Michael do full roundhouse kicks is pretty fucking cool, cuz when he and David were fighting, David kept asking Michael to go faster... and there'd be this enormous flying treetrunk of Michael coming about a half inch above his head... and I just couldn't get the idea out of my skull that if he connected... David's head would be embedded in the wall of the Beijeng Studio for all time. In a Spawn sequel, I hope they make the costume easier for Michael to move in, because his own natural physicality should definitely be utilized. He can kick ass if given half a chance. Here ya go...

Harry,

I see you haven't had any reports yet from the super boston megafest at the sheraton.

Not much to be said, mainly just a lot of has-been stars and autograph hunters [I bought a batman sleeve for adam west to sign].

Anyway, some "Spawn 2" gossip did come out of it. Michael Jai White says he's going to be doing the sequel next year and that they've finally got a script they are all happy with. Its going to be a very dark, batman-like sequel, one that will please comic fans he says. martin sheen isnt in it this time, but the villain might be a guy called brimstone he said, and said sly stallone was the man for the job last he heard.

on a side note, i got to see Traci Lords live, close and in the flesh! WOWIE!

'darkwing duck'

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  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:07 a.m. CST

    I thought they were starting fresh?

    by savagexp

    McFarlane has stated before that they would be starting over with the Spawn franchise since he, himself, does not much care for the original film. I happen to think that's a much better idea than continuing on with the crap they made the last time around. The only returning cast member should be Leguizamo as Clown. ***www.savagexp.com***

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Oh Lord...

    by trafficguy2000

    just let it DIE! I enjoyed the comics and the HBO show but the first film was just terrible. Walked out of that piece of shit. Usually I will sit through anything but that first flick was just too stupid. Don't get me wrong, it started out great, but it was like they either ran out of story, money or both. Probably both.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Yeah, But Will The New Outfit Have Nipples?

    by hipcheck13

    Todd McFarlane deserves his own special chair in hell, anyway, the weenie.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Spawn 1: Bad Acting and Cheesy Effects

    by Damer1

    Please let them start over with decent actors.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Spawn 2? Ha Ha Ha, you're joking right? Right? [pleading] right?

    by Big Bad Clone

    I heard this will be a Sam and Twitch movie but shit, I just can't care anymore. That first movie was just terrible. Spawn cycle, disappearing cape, cute homeless kid, etc. If it's made it has to be a hard "R" and not feature the Legends of Hard Rock meet Techno soundtrack.------------Hey, if it's a hit maybe my Spawn #1 will be worth more than 25 cents (yeah, right).

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see --

    by InsectReflection

    Traci Lords than Spawn 2.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Why why why

    by fullmetalracket

    The first movie sucked and the comic book has become unreadable. You can basically go away for ten issues and come back because they never get to the freaking point...

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Straight-to-video

    by UK Warmachine+

    Spawn was utter horseshit, even as an adaptation of a piss-poor comic. There is probably less interest in this 'property' than any of that 4th rate Marvel shit Avi is trying to shovel at us. Please don't bother. Micheal Jai White deserves a lot better than this, get some dignity man and tell McFar-lame to blow himself.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Spawn was a big dog turd of a movie

    by Karl Childers

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:40 a.m. CST

    SPAWN?????WTF...

    by randalmcmurphy

    The first movie sucked the shit outta my ass. Not to mention a completely overrated character. Just completely uninspired. Glad to see that a property with potential like Hellboy is being realized. Now if we could get WB's to get their collective shit together, maybe we'll see a Sandman film... ( on a side note, I'm frightened about that Constatine movie staring Keanu. I mean, who was the genius who casted that? What's next, Hugh Grant as Captain America?) And as far as that Sandman film goes, I wanna see Jude Law in the black robes...

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Spawn Film...

    by TheGame

    Yeah... It sucked. And the main reason it sucked was because of Michael Jai White. Every third line out of this guys talk-hole was "I'm gonna git that bastard". Come on! The visual effects were groundbreaking in a Sega Genesis kind of way. I kept thinking I'd see Sonic the Spawnhog "Qwing qwing qwing"ing rings in the background. Robert Fania likes Fat Chicks too...

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Whoopty Doo

    by Knightsong

    A sequel to probably one of the worst comic adaptations in recent memory. Let's just run 6 miles of celluloid through a big pile of dog terds and call it a day. First of all I read about the first 6 issues of Spawn and was uprised the series took off at all. He's was one of the biggest cry baby's ever in comics ever. Now before ANYONE can raise the argument I know he went to Hell, lost his wife, and came back to find her with a new life. But as anyone knows you deal with devil, you're gonna get screwed. So now for six issues of the comic he cries and moans and groans, but when a baddie shows up he goes and starts his super hero thing. I think the only reason this series took off is because he was a guy from hell. Our culture has some rediculous affinity for anything dark and evil and old Todd capitalized on it. There are darker more interesting characters that deserve screen time than Spawn. The first movie didn't do any justice to the comic. And if you really think the second one will, you're greatly illusioned. All you can pray for is the effects will be more interesting that the last movie. I read a review that said Malbogia looked like a final stage video game Boss, and I don't think a description was ever more accurate. Spawn 2...look for it straight to video...if we're lucky.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:53 a.m. CST

    spawn has sucked for a LONG time.

    by pablog2000

    and it was all downhill around the time of the movie. That was one of the worst movies ever. I still have not forgiven john lequizamo for that, house of buggin' or the pest. somebody kill his career already. he sucked in romeo+juliet, sucked in that empire movie. and michael jai white is a turd compared to him! jesus christ! spawn is a cool concept and if was only properly realized on screen we could have an amazing gothic spectacle. I smell straight to video for this piece of shit, that's if they use the same cast and filmakers of the first one. what happened to the "silence of the lambs" type of movie they were planning for spawn, where spawn would be like the lechter character and we'd get to see sam and twitch? Hopefully michael jai white is dillusional. and why was this report kissing his ass?! WHY!? he can't act. that's it.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Spawn: the movie did to Movies what Spawn: the omic did to Comic

    by Movietool

    Namely, be about as bad as the respective genre allows.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Sounds like straight to DVD to me

    by Lost Skeleton

    nuff said...spawn sucked. PG-13 killed that franchise before it had a chance to get off the ground.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Agreed

    by TheGame

    Guss is dead on. If it were a hard 'R', it still would have sucked due to Michael Jai White and the Sega Genesis effects, but the suckage would have been a touch less.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 11:54 a.m. CST

    MALEBOLGIA LOOKED LIKE UH,...CGI I GUESS.

    by tango fett

    I kinda liked Spawn. But it certainly isn't the best. Hopefully the sequel will be uber-violent and creepy. I really didn't care for the comics, I like Spawn because his costume is so badass.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I have to give McFarlane credit

    by zer0cool2k2

    They've done some pretty nifty action figures over the years. The comics and movies are crap though.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I knew it was coming, I just knew it.

    by E.C.

    When even obscure comic book franchises come to life in this comic book movie fad, it just seemed natural that a pretty big name like Spawn would have another movie out, since the first came out a little too early. I bet it's gonna be just as cheesy too.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 12:06 p.m. CST

    But where's my Doom's IV, Prophet, W.I.L.D.Cats, Supreme, Brigad

    by Big Bad Clone

    All dynamite franchise ready for the big screen.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 12:11 p.m. CST

    You'd think Image Comics would have enough of a fan base to use

    by Terry_1978

    I've actually been wanting a Gen 13 flick for the longest, just so I could see how they'd pull off a 6'7 redheaded Amazon and a 5'0 bulky as hell Asian slacker dude with a huge ass skull tattooed on his chest.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 12:21 p.m. CST

    The first one sucked and this one headed to VIDEO DUSTBIN

    by Spacesheik

    Enough said.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Spawn 2 is a great idea! I mean, it's not like the first one was

    by TV CASUALTY

    ...oh, shit... wait... yes it was. What a fucking joke. As much as I love comic books and comic book movies, we may be on the verge of an avalanche of shit here.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 1:25 p.m. CST

    too true harry, micheal jai white is a man-god!

    by Rant Breath

    kill bill vol. 2, universal soldiers 2(the return), and now spawn 2. this guy makes unnecessary(sp?) sequels EXTREMELY watchable!...having said that only three things can get me to see sPAWN 2, 1)a HARD r-rating 2)an evil cybernetic gorilla 3) a seductive archangel with big, no make that HUGE tities... and for what its worth, i second that cyberforce movie idea. hollywood woouldnt ruin that unless it was REALLY important to a multitude of aging fanboys. its not worth the effort unless it destroys the hopes and dreams of millions in one fatal swoop a la "daredevil". and now the punisher in a tie-dyed(sp?) shirt he found washed up on a white sand beach? et tu brutus?

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 1:42 p.m. CST

    gen13 the movie

    by Flea Circus

    not to sour thw ind more but they did make an animated gen 13 movie and maybe it was the total lack of budget or what, no the writing was bad too but it sucked a lot. but if done rght it's a movie i'd love to see but at the same time for the final fight between ivana and lynch i'd like to see them ditch the super powers and try and kill each other with samurai swords. so what do i know.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Spawn 2: Straight to Video

    by Blue_Demon

    Which is where the first one should have gone. Jesus, I have never been so underwhelmed by a comic book movie. I never saw the shelved Fantastic Four flick, but that would have to work overtime to be as bad as Spawn. Now...as for THE MAXX, now THERE'S one I'd watch. Naomi Watts as Julie! ( I say that because I'd put Naomi Watts in everything, just to see her ). I wonder who could play Mr. Gone? Would Maxx be cgi? He's really odd-shaped ya know. Yeah, I know, I've gone from Spawn to Maxx, but Jesus, the less time wasted on that piece of crap, the better. Still, as another poster said, Todd makes great action figures. Too bad about the stupid comic.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 3:18 p.m. CST

    ummmm

    by SPEEDRAZOR

    you guys are fuckwits haha. this proposed sequel is aimed to be R rated, and has sam and twitch as the main protagonists. it will hardly seem like the first one existed, this one is supposed to be more akin to se7en than a superhero movie.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 3:29 p.m. CST

    THE MAXX....the maxx...I'm saying it, but nothing's happening.

    by CranialLeak

    Sam Keith rules the universe.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 3:34 p.m. CST

    He was terrible in the first movie.

    by Psyclops

    They should have gone with a better actor for the first film, he annoyed the hell out of me in that movie. Did he have to make Spawn sound constipated with every spoken word?

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis is Sandman

    by Trevor Goodchild

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 4:37 p.m. CST

    The funniest Image comics were the ones not drawn by Rob Liefeld

    by Big Bad Clone

    Doom's IV was really one of the most poorly drawn/written book outside of the efforts of the hand stapled creations of 6th graders (I did it and I'm sure we all have). Brigade, Supreme, & Phrophet were long winded, under realized titles. Every issue was like the word "Blah" written largely over several pages. What a waste of money considering I could have send that time reading such classics as Darkhawk, Sleepwalker, West Coast Avengers, Thunderstrike and the post Peter David X-Factor.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 4:46 p.m. CST

    ....so, this is GOOD news?

    by Boxclocke

    I can't think of one positive thing in the idea of making a Spawn sequel. Somebody should be shot in the face for this one.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Finish the HBO Series!!

    by ComputerGuy68

    Damn, that pissed me off that they left the story with such a piss poor ending. I got the DVD set last year and I thought there was more. Then I found out that thats all there was!!! I f they do go with another film, thay must make it rated R. ---END OF LINE ---

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I stop by all the local Image comics threads just to reiterate:

    by Chastain-86

    Rob Liefeld is a colossal dick in person. You'd think that a guy that's been kicked in the balls by his industry would go out of his way to be nice to fans, but you'd be wrong-o, buddy. He's as pleasant as a DMV employee and couldn't be more full of himself if he could fuck his own ass. Stuck-up cocksucker, I hope he ends up selling vacuums in Iowa someday.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Michael Jai White is The MAN!

    by Black Caeser

    Michael Jai White is one of the most underutilized Actors in the business. First off he's probably one of the best if not the BEST martial artist in Hollywood and second, the guy can act. Just watch his performace in Tyson and Thick as Theives. If there is a God in Heaven Mike's day will come.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Rob Liefield is a cocksucker.....

    by ComicBookGeek77

    Let's face it, Image comics is fucking dead as disco. Spawn sucked hard-core with the exception of #7 which was written by Neil Gaiman. The Spawn movie was an abomination. Who's bright idea was it to make ANOTHER Spawn film?!? As for Rob Liefield, I met him at a convention too and he's a fucking asshole, and he tried to hit on my MOM. Anything and EVERYTHING he's shit out has been worthless. Youngblood was horrendous. Liefield's Captain America was a fucking slap in the face. I'm really, really happy Image is sinking like the Titanic. The only thing keeping them afloat at this point is G.I Joe and 80's mania is coming to an end, THANK GOD.

  • Nov. 26, 2003, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Traci Lords..

    by manwiththedogs

    hubba

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 1:04 a.m. CST

    YAWN, oh great another PG-13 Spawn and a silly Hellboy...

    by Russman

    Great... just great After Episode III, I'm gonna shoot myself in the head.

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 2:13 a.m. CST

    You know....

    by Crackshot

    ...thinking back, the Spawn movie did kinda suck. I think that pretty much the only good thing about the character was the design, and that was about 10 years ago.

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Spawn 2? Uh, no. Hell no.

    by Sith Lord Sauron

    I'm not gonna talk any trash about Todd McFarlane or Rob Liefeld; I've never met 'em. They could be Mother Teresa in person for all I know. But the first (and hopefully LAST) Spawn movie was utter shite. Badly written, ghastly acting, bollocks for a script and SFX that looked as though they came from an Amiga A500. Worst movie I'd ever seen until I caught Battlefield Earth. Oh--and for the record, Image Comics SUCK. Written at the level of a lobotomized 2nd-grader with art to match. But what can one expect from a company that was started by refugees from DC and Marvel who only wanted to do the same crappy stuff they were already doing at their old jobs, only this time under their own imprint? Pardon moi while I HEAVE. Please God, NO SPAWN 2.

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 9:38 a.m. CST

    How did Michael Jai White tell this story...

    by IronFist

    since I was at the MegaFest this weekend and his appearance had been cancelled?

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 10:04 a.m. CST

    But....

    by Filmflipper20

    will it feature LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 4:02 p.m. CST

    "Michael Jai White says SPAWN 2 finally on track?!?!"

    by Puddin' Taine

    And we should be excited about this becaussssse.....?

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 4:11 p.m. CST

    great comic, bad movie.

    by grambo

    first off let me say that spawn is one of my favorite comics./ second let me say that sapwn is one of my least favorite movies. So how did such a great comic be turned into a pile of dung movie? The answer is easy, by cutting todd macfarlane out of the loop, and leavign the writing to some hollywood trash with more money than talent. guys please dont screw this up.

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Spawn sucks. McFarlane sucks. Image sucks.

    by ZeroCorpse

    But McFarlane sucks the most. Gods, I hate that dipshit! He single-handedly ruined comics. Good job, ace. How does it feel, Todd, to be the man that killed the comics industry and turned it into shit? I'd watch a MAXX movie, I suppose. I'd sooner watch RANXEROX (if they made it NC-17) and I'd love to see a properly-done Plastic Man starring Bruce Campbell (come on! He looks JUST LIKE HIM!)

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Spawn 2? Why? It just doesn't seem to make any sence. It's sure

    by TheGinger Twit

    That's right.

  • Nov. 27, 2003, 11:44 p.m. CST

    A Maxx movie would be great. Spawn has never been anything but

    by Smeg For Brains

    Even the beloved Spawn TV series was a poorly animated excuse to show nudity and have swearing in a cartoon, simply because they could do it on HBO. It would be an embarassment for HBO to bring it back now considering their current reputation for high quality comedy and drama. Well maybe they could bring it back as a comedy. Anyway Naomi Watts in the MAXX is one of the best ideas I've heard in years. In fact bring back the MAXX animated series. Sam Keith is great.

  • Nov. 28, 2003, 1:23 a.m. CST

    I agree, they should bring back J. leguizamo as the clown.

    by AshesOfDonnie

    that would be awesome!! and to the fucker who said any movie with marilyn manson on the soundtrack "gets an F" than by your logic the first Matrix blew.

  • Nov. 28, 2003, 5:26 p.m. CST

    He wasn't even at SuperMegaFest...

    by kpaquett

    At least not on Saturday. They said he had to cancel. So it makes me wonder if your "source" made the whole thing up.

  • Nov. 29, 2003, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I think people would sooner pay to watch a monkey take a dump.

    by Gere's AssGerbil

    If somebody was just testing the waters for fan reaction to a Spawn sequel with this rumor, it looks like they got it alright. They're gonna hafta wait at least another six or seven years before they even think of a new Spawn film. It'll probably happen eventually, but it'd be best to just start from scratch and wipe the slate clean rather than attempt a sequel to such a piss-poor first film. It really was bad. I couldn't understand a damn thing Leguizamo said with all that shit in his mouth. And I found myself paying less attention to Sheen's poor acting than I was to his beard. In Spawn he's got the freakiest facial hair this side of Keanu Reeves. And the Devil? Please. They'd have been better off just shining a red light on White's face and had him act like he was talking to the Dev-- Oh, wait, that would have required acting on White's part. Nevermind. I kinda dug the cape, though.