Another year, another reminder from Todd McFarlane that Spawn is still up for a reboot. Originally adapted into a live-action feature way back in 1997 before comic book movies were welcomed into theaters with open arms (even as comics themselves were enjoying an uptick in popularity), the McFarlane creation proved a worthy adversary to long-established heroes and anti-heroes from Marvel and DC. However, as the two comics-publishing giants continue to see cinematic success in the new millennium, Image Comics’ properties have yet to catch fire. McFarlane hopes to change this with a film reboot, but instead of a superhero slant, he’s aiming for a horror/thriller (?). Hit the jump for more.
While some people like heavy articulation on their action figures, others just want something cool to sit on a desk. Enter McFarlane Toys. While they’re essentially just small statues, they have great attention to detail, and they always look cool wherever you display them. At this year’s Toy Fair, McFarlane showed off some new toys for The Walking Dead, Spawn, and Assassin’s Creed. Hit the jump to check them out.
Several weeks ago, Sony Pictures invited us to attend the press junket The Amazing Spider-Man. The reboot takes a grittier, more realistic approach to Peter Parker’s journey to becoming your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and sees the wall-crawler struggling to come to grips with the mysterious disappearance of his parents. For more on the film, click here for all of our previous coverage.
During my on-camera interview with Martin Sheen, who plays Uncle Ben, we talked his experience working with Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), the blockbuster feel on set, his thoughts on Spawn, and what it was like being on The West Wing during the Aaron Sorkin years and after Sorkin left the show. Hit the jump to check out the interview, and click on the corresponding links for my interviews with co-stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and Denis Leary. The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd.