Todd McFarlane Wants DiCaprio in Spawn

With a Spawn movie currently in development with Todd McFarlane writing the script, one role that fans will be excited to see cast is Twitch—but McFarlane already knows who he wants to play the character:

“When I was writing, I had Leonardo DiCaprio in my head,” McFarlane said in an interview with Vulture. “I don’t know if people have seen The Wolf of Wall Street, but there is a manicness in him. He was going up and down and up and down. It was almost dizzying emotionally to go with him. There are parts in this movie where I’m going to need an actor to make those moves both in terms of normality, and in terms of manic, and in terms of anger and in terms of joy and be able to go to some extremes in it.”

Not only would DiCaprio be great for the role, but it would give the movie a healthy dose of star power. Not every studio is willing to take the same gamble that Marvel did with Guardians of the Galaxy. So far, not much is known about the project, other than that it will be more violent than Logan and Deadpool and that McFarlane is going for a Hard R.

Roman Colombo
Roman Colombo
Roman Colombo has been teaching comics and movies at Philadelphia area colleges since 2010, including Temple University, Drexel University, and Rosemont College. He has several publications in journals such as The Bookends Review and monkeybicycle. He's also the author of Trading Saints for Sinners, his first published novel.