From Avenger To Demon Sidekick. Jeremy Renner Joins Spawn

From Avenger To Demon Sidekick. Jeremy Renner Joins Spawn

Hello nerds!

Jeremy Renner has signed on to play Detective Twitch Williams in the Spawn reboot. The MCU alum joins the man who was The Shocker in Sony's MCU-adjacent The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Jamie Foxx. Foxx will be taking on the titular role.

Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane, heaped some big praise on Renner and what he thinks about having an Avenger joining the cast.

As a first time director, I wanted to surround myself with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts. I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.

For those unfamiliar, Spawn is the tale of a former assassin turned Hellspawn warrior, who then basically tells hell to "Eff off" and uses his evil powers to save people and fight other creatures from Hell.  Twitch teams up with the demonic antihero to track down his daughter's killer, and Renner's casting is about as good as one would hope for.

He can do heroic and comedic about as well as most of his MCU counterparts and, as I'm sure we'll sadly see in Avengers 4, he can do heartbreak. Which will come in handy, as Spawn himself mainly remain in the shadows, while Detective Williams leads the way.

Spawn is a story that deserves to be told on the big screen. It's dark, ultra-violent and entirely entertaining. This 1997 film was a bit off the mark, but it's not without its own charm; thanks to the performances of Michael Jai White and John Leguizamo. Telling the tale of Spawn requires a more adept hand, and thankfully that's exactly who's running the show this time around.

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is writing and directing the movie, under Blumhouse Productions, starring Jamie Foxx and now Jeremy Renner.

Yeah, Spawn is going to be just fine.

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