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McFarlane Speaks Out On Animated 'Spawn' Project

The creator discusses his plans for his upcoming project!

The creator discusses his plans for his upcoming project!

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There has been plenty of talk in the recent months about another television adaptation of Todd McFarlane's 'Spawn' series. A little bit over a month ago, McFarlane had taken to his twitter account to announce that we would see an animated cartoon within the next year. In a recent report from MTV, McFarlane confirms that now that he has settled the legal issues that were related to the character and the series, he will finally be able to work on his latest project.

"We developed another 85-minute, movie-length storyline, but things got complicated near the end and there were some legal issues, so it got frozen because of that," explained McFarlane of the long delay between the animated series' final, award-winning season and now. "Recently, we were able to come to a compromise where everybody is happy. As a result of that, at the end of this year—as long as both parties do what they're supposed to—then all the rights come back to me."

McFarlane went on to explain that a lot of the work on the project has been completed. In fact, much of the animation and voice recording has already been finished. McFarlane stated that the issue is not whether the 85-minute long feature will make it to the big screen, but whether it will be presented as a full length feature or if it will be split up into several individual shorter episodes.

"Arguably, January 2 I can go into Hollywood and start knocking on doors," said McFarlane.

We shall have to wait and see what happens with the upcoming project! Do you think that rebooting the animated 'Spawn' is a good idea? What did you not get from the first animated 'Spawn' series that you would like to see in this one?