At the Comic-Con panel for Mortal Kombat Legacy Michael Jai White, Jax from the web-series and original Spawn, expressed his interest in the film and talked about how he wanted the film to take from the comics more and to give fans the blood and gore they want.
"I hope he[Todd McFarlane] does [make the film]. In the next couple years I might have to produce it myself. It’s a no-brainer. Look at how these movies have done, superhero movies that have gone dark, and there hasn’t been one darker than Spawn. If we do it like we want to, it could be a game changer.
I think Todd feels the same way as me – that we go R. Not a kinder, gentler Spawn, we go straight R – like pushing it, pushing NC-17. Give the fans what they expect. That edge brought [the comic book] to where it is. I would really like to show what that character can be,” he said.