"I Wanted To Kill Gwen Stacy!" How David Fincher Would Have Made 'SPIDERMAN'!

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."

Interview via Io9 [Via CBM].

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