New 'Spirit' Featurette Reveals Frank Miller's Take On The Origin Of The Character

Lionsgate has released an all-new featurette for this December's "The Spirit." In the hopes to further clear up the earlier confusion surrounding the film's plot and feel, the featurette (titled "The Origin of The Spirit") shines the spotlight on director Frank Miller, who explains the character as well as the original source material and creator -- comic legend Will Eisner's -- place within the history and hierarchy of American comic books.

But it ain't all just one big, four-color history lesson. There's also some great clips of The Spirit and his arch-nemesis, The Octopus (played by Samuel L. Jackson) beating the crap outta each other -- some of that "Wile E. Coyote" violence Jackson mentioned in earlier interviews. And naturally, the ladies of "The Spirit" make a few cameos as well.

Okay, enough of our jibber-jabber -- check out the clip below (via!

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