Jeremy Renner has joined the cast of the upcoming Spawn film as Detective ‘Twitch’ Williams. Twitch possesses the “intelligence and intuition that Spawn needs most.” He “is near fearless and compliments Spawn’s demonic powers.” Renner joins previously cast Jamie Foxx who is playing the titular character.
Here is what creator and director Todd McFarlane said on the casting:
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.”
Jason Blum added:
“Jeremy is the ideal choice for Twitch Williams. He radiates honesty, intelligence and a hard-working, everyman charisma, the same qualities that make Twitch such a compelling character.”
McFarlane and Blumhouse are how looking for financiers. We’ll keep you updated on any future developments.
What do you think of Renner as Twitch?