Jamie Foxx Actually Spent Six Years Trying To Land Spawn

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It looks like Todd McFarlane wasn't the only one who wanted Jamie Foxx as Al Simmons in his upcoming Spawn movie reboot. It turns out the Django Unchained star really wanted to play Spawn too, saying that he had actually spent six years campaigning so that he could land the role in the comic book creator's upcoming reboot.

Five years ago word had it that Foxx was actually interested in playing Spawn. Now, speaking in a new interview with Yahoo, the Academy Award-winning actor reveals that he's actually been campaigning the project for years. A big fan of the comic book series, Foxx says that he personally told McFarlane that he wanted the role if ever the movie project pushed through.

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"I've been a huge fan of Spawn since it first came out. When you talked about the first black superhero — it was like, "Wow, that's something else.' We love all superheroes, but that really stood out — and then the movie, and when it ran on HBO [as an animated TV series].

Six years ago, I flew to Phoenix and just walked in on Todd McFarlane and said, "I want to tell you that you're a badass and if you ever decide to do the movie, I want to throw my hat in the ring." And I had something that I wrote up. He was like, "What?!" I was like, "Man, I don't think you understand." Spawn is one of the most interesting characters. Because he's blessed by God but he's raised by the Devil, in a sense. I said, "If you can convey that — that the superhero is blessed by God but raised by the Devil — that's something we haven't seen in a while. And it doesn't take a lot of money to get it off."

Though some felt like the news of Foxx's casting came out of the blue, Foxx wasn't at all surprised. Apparently, the actor monitored the development of the project, and once Blumhouse finally came on board and the gears for the Spawn reboot finally started kicking, Foxx was ready to jump onboard and join the project.

We guess it's pretty clear how much Foxx wants to be the new Spawn, and we definitely can't wait to see him become Hellspawn in Mcfarlane's movie.

Spawn doesn't have a release date yet but we'll let everyone know as soon as we get word.

Read: Michael Jai White Didn't Like The Original Spawn Movie Either