For better or worse, Deadline has confirmed that Jeremy Renner will play the role of Detective Maximilian “Twitch” Williams in the McFarlane/Blumhouse reboot of Spawn.
In a statement to Deadline, McFarlane 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, who is Twitch Williams?
Maximilian Steven Percival “Twitch” Williams III is an NYPD detective who is partnered with Sam Burke. Largely seen as the “brains” of their partnership, Twitch is a brilliant mathematician with a heavy focus on trigonometry. This focus has allowed him to use his advanced knowledge of angles to hone his skills as a marksman. His marksmanship coupled with his also helps him make up for his smaller stature. Despite his reserved manner, he is very passionate about his job. As a result of this, the overwhelming corruption in the NYPD leaves him very troubled at times
Jeremy Renner will join Jamie Foxx, who will play the titular character. As of right now, The Spawn reboot has no set release date.