In May 2018 Jaime Foxx nabbed the role of Spawn. He stated that he is good friends with Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn). Todd pitched the idea to all the studios. Only one studio, Blumhouse Production, green lighted his movie with only $10-$12 million budget. Blumhouse produced a lot of low-budget movies like Purge, Get Out, and Paranormal Activity.
There was a Spawn movie back in 1997. The movie grossed $87 million worldwide with $40 million production costs. With only $10-$12 million for this new Spawn movie, Todd will have a tight budget. Jaime Foxx will need to take a lower salary for this movie to work. This new Spawn movie will not be an origin movie.
Spawn first appeared in Spawn #1 (May 1992) written and drawn by Todd McFarlane. Spawn has superhuman strength, agility, and endurance. He has a immortality to a certain extent. He can teleport, shapeshift and resurrect.
A recent copy of Spawn #1 CGC 9.8 sold for $139.99.