Jamie Foxx believes Black Panther opened the door for a Spawn reboot by increasing diversity in the genre.

The 52-year-old actor Oscar-winning actor is attached to star as Al Simmons, who becomes the demon soldier, in Todd McFarlane's superhero movie and credits the 2018 Marvel Cinematic Universe outing for opening the door.

Speaking to Yahoo Movies, Foxx said: ''I think what Black Panther did first of all was let us know that it's so necessary and it's the time. And Spawn is just an interesting character in itself.''

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Foxx admits he was open and honest with McFarlane about wanting a role in the remake and said he went out of his way to express interest in the character.

''I actually flew a number of years ago, surprised Todd McFarlane and just walked up in his office and I said, 'Bro, I know one day you will do this movie and I hope that you will keep me in mind."

Foxx promised fans that they can expect "something that's incredible" and promises its big screen outing will be worth the wait.

 ''The heads that are now being put together to bring you something special - look out. I'm looking very much forward to that and showing people something that's incredible.''

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The original Spawn film was released in 1997 and featured Michael Jai White in the lead role.

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