David Fincher On His Vision For SPIDER-MAN; Reveals He Would Have "Killed Gwen Stacy"
The man who will be bringing us his Girl With The Dragon Tattoo very soon was in line to reboot the Spider-Man franchise before Marc Webb landed the gig. Fincher reveals his ideas and openings sequence to io9..
Remeber back in January when David Fincher was one of the names thrown around to take teh reigns from Sam Raimi on the Spider-Man franchise? I think most felt that this was just speculation, and that maybe Fincher was just being sought for the job or something. Well it turns out that the man behind such incredible movies as Fight Club and Seven was a lot closer to accepting directing duties than we may have thought. Speaking exclusively to io9 he reveals what would have been his opening sequence for the movie, as well as an iconic moment from the comics that would have also made the cut..
My impression what Spider-Man could be is very different from what Sam [Raimi] did or what Sam wanted to do. I think the reason he directed that movie was because he wanted to do the Marvel comic superhero. I was never interested in the genesis story. I couldn't get past a guy getting bit by a red and blue spider. It was just a problem… It was not something that I felt I could do straight-faced. I wanted to start with Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin, and I wanted to kill Gwen Stacy.
The title sequence of the movie that I was going to do was going to be a ten minute — basically a music video, an opera, which was going to be the one shot that took you through the entire Peter Parker [backstory]. Bit by a radio active spider, the death of Uncle Ben, the loss of Mary Jane, and [then the movie] was going to begin with Peter meeting Gwen Stacy. It was a very different thing, it wasn't the teenager story. It was much more of the guy who's settled into being a freak.
I'm sure there will be a few purists that don't like that bit about not doing the "Marvel comics Super-hero" story, but Fincher is one of my favorite directors so regardless of what changes he would have made, I would have loved to see his take. How bout you guys? Was Webb the right man for the job or would you have preferred Fincher?
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