The upcoming Spawn reboot is a movie everyone is hoping will be good. It's a bit risky since comic book creator Todd McFarlane is directing the film and will be relatively low-budget, despite the presence of A-lister Jamie Foxx. With McFarlane involved, fans are at least content with the fact that it will be more faithful to the original comics, unlike the 1997 movie also based on Spawn.
However, there will be major changes made to the movie. After all, not everything in a comic book will work on the big screen. McFarlane announced that one of the changes is going to be Spawn's costume, which has gotten a mixed reaction.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, McFarlane stated that the film's costume would still have some of the character's signature attributes, like his cape and mask, but the Image Comics co-founder stated that it won't be too faithful to the comic.
"Does Spawn have a dark mask and his body dark and then does he have a cape in the comic books? Yes, yes, yes. Will he have all of that in the movie? Yes, yes, yes. So it's not like I'm going to give him wings instead of a cape andI'm not going to give him no mask instead of a mask. There's nogoing to be any of that. It just won't be exactly what a hardcore fan is used to."
This isn't a bad thing since the Marvel and DC movies have been doing this for years but when you consider how good the 1997 film's costume looked, it seems like a step back. Especially since that movie's practical effects person is returning for this film.
As long as it looks cool, fans shouldn't have a problem with this. Spawn hasn't really had a major costume change in the comics so this movie version is going to be interesting.
Spawn doesn't have a release date as of this writing.