Todd McFarlane speaks up on Spawn game possibilities
The comic book character creator remains optimistically cautious
Spawn, the comic book character created by Todd McFarlane, has seen animated TV shows, action figures and even a feature film. What he hasn’t seen, compared to many superheroes, at least since 2003, is a video game. Sure, he’s appeared in video games like SoulCalibur HD Online and is coming out in Mortal Kombat 11, but he deserves to be the center of attention. McFarlane appears to agree, so video game developers now have something new to consider.
Speaking about the CIA assassin-turned-Hellspawn with James Viscardi of Comicbook, McFarlane seems to drop hints that a new Spawn video game would not only be a nice idea, but it could possibly be backed by McFarlane himself. He explains, “Spawn comes out, comic book starts going, I can get that movie off the ground whatever. Just then people just start coming out of the woodwork and all these things just start happening through osmosis. Someone’s gonna come and say, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve got to do a Spawn video game.’ Then you get a dedicated one and the question is, ‘How do we make that game seem interesting and different than some of the stuff that’s out on the marketplace?’ How do we get those creative conversations started. The answer to me will be that somebody will knock on my door and give me the opportunity.”
Spawn appeared as the lead role in Spawn: Armageddon in 2003. It was available for Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2, and was even directed by McFarlane. The game received mixed reviews from different gaming entities and criticism that, when combined with today’s technology, would most likely make for an awesome updated version.