Writer-director Todd McFarlane doesn’t want his upcoming Spawn reboot to be an origins story.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, McFarlane revealed he doesn’t want the film to have a set up and explore the backstory of how murdered CIA operative Al Simmons becomes Spawn, portrayed by Jamie Foxx.

“Nope,” McFarlane said. “Nope. Nope. I’m not interested in the origin story. I can’t do it. I can’t do it. I’ve seen too many movies that spend way too much time for the set up.”

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Source: IGN.com Spawn Reboot Won't Be An Origins Story