Blumhouse and Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Spawn reboot with Jeremy Renner and Jamie Foxx faced a financing hold up. But MacFarlane assured fans he will still get the R-rated movie made – even if he has to finance it through Kickstarter. And today MacFarlane reveals that – because of the success of JOKER – the reboot is happening this year!

“Everybody in Hollywood wants an R-rated, dark comic book movie, and Spawn is at the top of their list. The phone calls are coming in fast and rapid. I’ve been talking to a couple of Academy Award people, I’ve got the investors getting lined up. It’s changed ever since the Joker from being me begging them to do Spawn dark and creepy, to them asking.”

He adds: “So I’m telling you it will happen this year. This year. And I will direct it. I will be directing it.”

As far as the upcoming movie’s plot, recently arrow In The Head got this bit of info, letting us know that Jeremy Renner’s Twitch will carry us through the film:

NYPD detective Twitch loses his daughter to gang violence. He then begins his quest for revenge by enlisting the help of his ex-partner Danny to aid in his investigation of the criminal factions in New York. Twitch quickly realizes he’s in over his head as he learns that two of the largest organizations are teaming up to take over the criminal underworld of the city. That’s where Spawn comes in. Twitch is visited by Al, a mysterious man who has knowledge of his daughter’s death. It quickly becomes clear that Al is not who he appears to be as he reveals himself to be Spawn, a messenger from Hell who can aid Twitch in his search for justice.

McFarlane is producing the new SPAWN film alongside Blumhouse Productions. The film is currently still seeking funding and a distributor and doesn’t have a production start date yet, but hopefully, we’ll hear more regarding all of that soon. Stayed tuned and we’ll let you know when we hear more.

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