Todd McFarlane Breaks A Record, Takes On Hollywood With 'Spawn'
The film "Avengers: Endgame" passed "Avatar" earlier this year to become the highest-grossing movie of all time with nearly $3 billion in sales. Four of the top 10 films had their direct origins from the comic book world, and with that genre creating as close to a financial guarantee as studios can get, we’ll be seeing more characters making the leap from page to screen.
But as the better-known characters like Batman and Spider-Man are already part of the two biggest comic companies DC and Marvel, producers are looking for other options. Image Comics is often where they’re turning.
The Valley’s Todd McFarlane — who also owns a huge toy company and has spent millions on some of the most well-known baseball cards — is the co-founder of Image. His creation "Spawn" just became a Guinness record-holder when its 301st issue went to press, and McFarlane is working on turning Spawn into a major motion picture that he would direct.
He sat down with The Show to talk about how he juggles all his creative roles.
THE LAST WAVE OF SPAWN 301 COVERS...INCLUDING MINE!— Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) September 13, 2019
The last reveal of SPAWN 301 COVERS (in order) by the TODDFATHER (that's me), @GregCapullo and @Clayton_Crain. To see ALL the covers head to my Facebook HERE: https://t.co/H9xDiO9oSq pic.twitter.com/LhIMSeYf4G