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David Fincher describes his opening sequence for Spider-Man

12.19.2011

Before Marc Webb was hired as helmer for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, David Fincher was a possibility for the job.

Fincher is an amazing director with a great style that is all his. Throughout the years he has taken on some of my favorite films and even turned a movie about Facebook into something rather enjoyable. I would have more than welcomed Fincher to the Spidey universe.

The job did in fact go to Webb, but Fincher has decided to share what his opening for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN would have been like. Cue the Trent Reznor score.

Here are his thoughts:

"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."

Extra Tidbit: If you could do your own Spidey film, what would you want to cover?
Source: io9

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