Earlier in the year David Fincher was one of the 'contenders' to take over the directors chair from Sam Raimi on the current Spider-Man franchise. Fincher does not immediately spring to mind with Super-Hero flicks but the director of upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was very much in the mix to reboot the Spider-Man franchise before Marc Webb took the bullet. Fincher recently sat down & revealed his thoughts & ideas for an opening sequence to his once possible opus. Hit the jump for the details.
David Fincher: 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."