Reports suggest Renner is being eyed for one of the central characters, as Twitch Williams, in the Spawn reboot that has already found its lead in Jamie Foxx.
Fans are already habituated to seeing Jeremy Renner don the latex outfit and shoot arrows as the core Avengers member Hawkeye. And if latest reports are any indication, the 47-year-old Marvel star might soon be taking on a new superhero role, in Todd McFarlane’s directorial debut, the upcoming Spawn movie.
Although unverified, and hence strongly advised to take the news with a grain of salt, reports claimed that Renner is being eyed for one of the central characters, as Twitch Williams, in the reboot that has already found its lead in the ‘Django Unchained’ star Jamie Foxx. Unless you are living under a rock, you would know Twitch from the Spawn universe – created by McFarlane himself – is one half of the NYPD detective duo with Sam Burke being the other half.
Known for his skepticism towards God, Twitch is described as “a soft-spoken Private Investigator who used to be a police officer for the New York City Police Department,” and who “recently started believing [in God] though he can’t understand how God would harm his sons, as he could never allow harm to one of his seven children,” as per the Image Comics wiki.
— Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) May 29, 2018
With the understanding of Twitch’s significance in the Spawn universe, however, the news of Renner being possibly cast doesn’t come as a surprise. That Hashtag Show sheds further light on this prospect, adding, “A source with knowledge of the production tipped us off to Renner’s potential role as Twitch, a character described as ‘an honest detective’ who will team up with Spawn as he seeks vengeance for the murder of his young daughter.”
Eventually, it will all be up to McFarlane, who is also writing and producing the Spawn screen adaptation along with Jason Blum. While it might be a little too early to get into the nitty-gritty, the director-writer seems to have some ideas in place as far as the casting for the Spawn reboot is concerned.
“Do I have my wish list? Of course, I do,” the Canadian-American artist told ComicBook.com. “Do I think it’s likely that I’ll be able to get one of them? You know, I’m a realist. But, I didn’t think I was going to get Jamie. But, I said, let’s ask. What’s the worst that could happen if they say no? Before I go anywhere, I’m going to go to my list. If they say no, then we keep moving.”
But with Foxx on board to play the lead, it won’t be a completely uphill task for the first-time director either. “I can get, especially now with Jamie as cast, I can get another really good actor for the Twitch role,” he dished.
And we really hope he means the Avengers star Renner!