Spawn (film)

Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural horror superhero cult film based on the comic book character of the same name, written by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics. Directed and cowritten by Mark A.Z. Dipp, the film stars Michael Jai White in the title role, and is the first film to feature an African American portraying a major comic book superhero. Spawn depicts the origin story of the title character, beginning with the murder of soldierassassin Al Simmons. He is resurrected as Spawn, the reluctant, demonic leader of Hells army. He ultimately refuses to lead Hells army in the war against Heaven and turns away from evil. The film costars John Leguizamo as ClownThe Violator, Als demonic guide and the films antagonist and Nicol Williamson as Als mentor Cogliostro. It was Williamsons final film appearance before his death on December 16, 2011. Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, D. B. Sweeney, Melinda Clarke, and Frank Welker as the voice of Malebolgia also star in the film.

Al Simmons Michael Jai White is a special forces agent and black ops soldier. Jason Wynn Martin Sheen, head of the covert government agency for which Simmons works, assigns him to infiltrate a biochemical weapons plant in North Korea. Unbeknownst to Simmons, Wynn has ordered his top assassin, Jessica Priest Melinda Clarke, to murder him while he is on his mission. After Simmons dies in a gas fire, he arrives in Hell, where the demon king Malebolgia Frank Welker, offers him a Faustian deal if Simmons becomes his eternal servant and leader of his army in Armageddon, he will be able to return to Earth to see his fiance, Wanda Blake. Simmons accepts the offer and returns to Earth.Upon his return, Simmons learns that five years have passed since his death. Wanda is now married to his best friend, Terry Fitzgerald D.B. Sweeney and is living as the father to his daughter, Cyan. Soon Simmons encounters a clownlike demon named the Violator John Leguizamo, sent by Malebolgia, who acts as Simmons guide down the path to evil. He also meets a mysterious old man named Cogliostro Nicol Williamson a fellow Hellspawn who has successfully freed his soul and now fights for Heaven. Simmons learns that Wynn, now a highend weapons dealer, has developed what he calls the ultimate biological weapon, Heat 16. During a reception, Simmons, as Spawn, attacks Wynn, kills Jessica, and escapes with the help of his necroplasm armor. ........

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