On Tuesday it was officially announced that Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx would star in the reboot of the 1997 cult classic anti-hero film Spawn. The rumors of this eventuality began swirling several months back. Foxx initially presented his idea of a Spawn remake several years ago to creator Todd McFarlane, who will make his directorial debut at the helm of the project.
The film, which landed at Blumhouse Pictures, is expected to be R-rated. We’d be remiss if we didn’t remind folks just how incredible an actor Jamie Foxx is, using comments in several Facebook comic book groups as a barometer, there was groaning aplenty at the idea of Foxx starring in the film’s title role. The last time Foxx flirted with the world of comics was in the stale The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as the depressed villain Electro.
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Though many old heads recall him as the young, up and coming impressionists on the sketch comedy show In Living Color in the nineties, Foxx has long transcended past merely being a comedian.
We return with the final installment of our recent series of the Top 20 Illest Black Superheroes of All-Time with the final ten choices (in case you missed it, here are 16-20 and 10-15), as well as a list of heroes who just missed the cut and several heroes you may not have heard of but are on the come up.
Aside from his Oscar-winning performance in the Ray Charles biopic “Ray”, Foxx has shown the world the full extent of his acting chops on numerous occasions. Dreamgirls, Collateral, Any Given Sunday, and Ali are just a handful of the projects that he has lent his incredible talent to as well.
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The human mind is such that we tend to remember the negative before remembering the positive. I believe this phenomenon is the basis for all the dirt being kicked up around the idea of Jamie playing a role with a significant amount of darkness.
So, go ahead, remember the negative before reflecting on the positive, if you wish. Remember the flops that were Stealth and Held Up before you remember how magnificent he was as Bundini Brown in Ali. I, for one, will congratulate and appreciate before I player hate. As for the character itself, Spawn landed at the No. 5 spot of The Shadow League’s Top 20 Illest Black Superheroes of All-Time.