Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, first appeared in Spawn #1 (May 1992) published by Image Comics. In 1997, the character had become so popular, he launched an mature animated series on HBO called Spawn: The Animated Series, which aired from 1997 through 1999 and was nominated for and won an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Animation Program.
According to comic book veteran Todd McFarlane’s not-so-subtle teases while on ComicBook’s Talking Shop show, a new Spawn animated project may be on the way.
“Actually years ago, we started a second go-round at it, and I still have all of that work. And it includes all the voice recordings and everything. So I’ve got about 90 minutes of a show ready, teed up, ready to go; the only thing I need to do is the cell animation, everything else has been designed. Obviously, we need to put some music and sound effects or something – but yeah, I’ve been sitting on a 90-minute version of it for a long time. I’ve just been waiting to launch the movie to say ‘Hey, let’s tumble this all out at the appropriate time.’ But yeah, we’ll get animation done.”
McFarlane has been playing a game of creator-controlled movie-making that could indeed net him some big rewards if it ever reaches fruition. His live-action Spawn reboot movie is something he has been unbending about, from the mid-budget horror approach to he being the writer and director of the feature.