Another big announcement has come to the reboot of the Todd MacFarlane directed Spawn film. At first it was just rumored now it is official, Jeremy Renner will be joining Jamie Foxx as Twitch Williams.
Renner will be teaming up with Spawn (Foxx) to track down the killer of his characters daughter. When Todd MacFarlane was asked his thoughts on having Renner join the cast here is what he said,
“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.”
Now Jeremy Renner is a great choice and addition to the film but expect there to be some curiosity raised due to the fact that Renner’s character is set to be the main focus of the film and Spawn himself a background character.