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David Fincher has a hard time picturing Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man's spandex

08.19.2010

It's not as bad as you may think.

Back when Sony was trying to make a decision about who they wanted for the SPIDER-MAN reboot, one of the people they were looking at helming was David Fincher. Obviously it didn't go that route and Marc Webb was selected for the job. However, Fincher has a few things to say on the topic.

Fincher just recently worked with the new Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield on THE SOCIAL NETWORK. But what does he think of him as the new Spidey? "I can't imagine [Garfield] in spandex, I can't imagine him being comfortable. He's a wonderful actor, he's incredibly skilled and empathic and a lovely guy. So it's nice to see that." Like I said, it wasn't terribly negative. The director was open to taking on the franchise, but realized it wasn't for him. "I took a meeting and I easily got myself out of that one. I've never been interested in [superhero movies]. I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider."

Now with it in Webb's hands, Fincher admits that something like this could be potentially dangerous and also a little thrilling, "It's risky. They're taking some risks. It's not like they're [getting] a conventional director. They're going at it in a different way... They're rolling the dice. I think that's always exciting."

If you aren't boycotting MTV, you can watch Fincher dole out these words.

Extra Tidbit: What do you guys think about Garfield as the new Spidey?
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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1:30PM on 08/25/2010

Red Letter Nights?

I heard Fincher was inspired by Red Letter Nights.

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Anybody read this book yet?
I heard Fincher was inspired by Red Letter Nights.

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Anybody read this book yet?
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6:55AM on 08/21/2010
What "zohan" said.
What "zohan" said.
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12:25AM on 08/21/2010
"I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider."

But a dude aging in reverse, that's just dripping with realism.

BTW it didn't occur to me until just now the unintentional pun looming over this whole thing. The director of the new Spider-Man movie is named Marc WEBB. =O
"I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider."

But a dude aging in reverse, that's just dripping with realism.

BTW it didn't occur to me until just now the unintentional pun looming over this whole thing. The director of the new Spider-Man movie is named Marc WEBB. =O
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6:03PM on 08/20/2010

regarding this reboot and its cast:

You cannot fathom the immensity of the fuck i do not give
You cannot fathom the immensity of the fuck i do not give
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1:47AM on 08/21/2010
I just had your baby.
I just had your baby.
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9:59AM on 08/20/2010

I didn't even realize I was boycotting MTV

until just now...
until just now...
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7:10AM on 08/20/2010
I don't feel anything towards this project.

It's not that everything/anything coming out about it is terrible I just don't see the point.

I'll continue waiting until a trailer drops before I make my verdict.
I don't feel anything towards this project.

It's not that everything/anything coming out about it is terrible I just don't see the point.

I'll continue waiting until a trailer drops before I make my verdict.
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7:02AM on 08/20/2010

"I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider."

And people accuse Hollywood of lacking imagination? Pah!

Seriously though... the guy works in an industry that's *built* on make-believe and he can't go with the idea of radioactive spider-bites?
And people accuse Hollywood of lacking imagination? Pah!

Seriously though... the guy works in an industry that's *built* on make-believe and he can't go with the idea of radioactive spider-bites?
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10:56PM on 08/19/2010

"It's risky. They're taking some risks. It's not like they're [getting] a conventional director. "

Yeah like hiring a no-name music video director to helm an Alien film at the last minute........and people say James Cameron is a prick.

Yeah like hiring a no-name music video director to helm an Alien film at the last minute........and people say James Cameron is a prick.

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3:08AM on 08/20/2010
you always have a hard time grasping what is said or just this time? your attempt to somehow dispute his position with his own words and history only actually validates what he said. unless you are attempting to assert Fincher considers his being hired for Alien 3 as a safe move by the studio and not a risk.
you always have a hard time grasping what is said or just this time? your attempt to somehow dispute his position with his own words and history only actually validates what he said. unless you are attempting to assert Fincher considers his being hired for Alien 3 as a safe move by the studio and not a risk.
9:25AM on 08/20/2010
I knew at least one Fincher fan would come out of the wood work in protest of my comment. I don't think I even have to explain myself.
I knew at least one Fincher fan would come out of the wood work in protest of my comment. I don't think I even have to explain myself.
10:27PM on 08/19/2010

"I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider."

Yeah, me either. A baby that is born old and ages backwards? Now, we're talkin'.
Yeah, me either. A baby that is born old and ages backwards? Now, we're talkin'.
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9:58PM on 08/19/2010
Live and let live Fincher. You are one of the few credible directors that hollywood has today, but if you don't wanna make spidey, don't come with this smart-ass bullshit. "I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider." That's the only origin spiderman has. Deal with it.
Live and let live Fincher. You are one of the few credible directors that hollywood has today, but if you don't wanna make spidey, don't come with this smart-ass bullshit. "I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider." That's the only origin spiderman has. Deal with it.
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7:58PM on 08/19/2010

IT'S GONNA LOOK LIKE CONAN O' BRIEN IN A SPIDEY SUIT

This guy is tall and lanky, it's gonna look ridiculus. Plus they said they want to set it back in High School and hire someone who's almost 30.
This guy is tall and lanky, it's gonna look ridiculus. Plus they said they want to set it back in High School and hire someone who's almost 30.
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8:07PM on 08/19/2010
Well, Maguire looked pretty moronic too, and I'm all for the high school angle.
Well, Maguire looked pretty moronic too, and I'm all for the high school angle.
9:54PM on 08/19/2010
I'm all for them setting it in High School too because the first movie just breezed right by that part of the Spiderman story and that was a huge chapter of the comics but is hiring someone just as old as Maguire the way to do that, I don't think so. By the time the movie comes out the lead actor will be 30, they should have cast someone younger and then they could grow with the series cause you know there's gonna be sequels.
I'm all for them setting it in High School too because the first movie just breezed right by that part of the Spiderman story and that was a huge chapter of the comics but is hiring someone just as old as Maguire the way to do that, I don't think so. By the time the movie comes out the lead actor will be 30, they should have cast someone younger and then they could grow with the series cause you know there's gonna be sequels.
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7:32PM on 08/19/2010
I won't judge untill I see some pics or some footage, I'm willing to give this a chance...
I won't judge untill I see some pics or some footage, I'm willing to give this a chance...
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7:13PM on 08/19/2010

Fincher loves Garfield, FYI

He says Garfield is a great actor in this article, he's just joking about the discomfort of the outfit and doesn't like superhero movies.

Understood, but Fincher? You cast Rooney Mara in a movie you're remaking. You're not one to talk.

I can't WAIT for this reboot to get rolling quicker. I welcome a re-invention of the Spider-Man films.
He says Garfield is a great actor in this article, he's just joking about the discomfort of the outfit and doesn't like superhero movies.

Understood, but Fincher? You cast Rooney Mara in a movie you're remaking. You're not one to talk.

I can't WAIT for this reboot to get rolling quicker. I welcome a re-invention of the Spider-Man films.
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6:39PM on 08/19/2010
I feel negative every time I read about this reboot
I feel negative every time I read about this reboot
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6:23PM on 08/19/2010

Okay Fincher

I'm excited about this kid, he's a thousand times better than Toby Mcguire. Fincher seems to have lost his way after Fight Club. So I wouldn't jump behind his opinions on who could make a good spiderman, this guy hasn't figured out how to make a good movie in almost a decade. "I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider." But you can imagine someone aging backwards or starting an underground revolution from the influences of the imaginary friend? Shut up Fincher and go
I'm excited about this kid, he's a thousand times better than Toby Mcguire. Fincher seems to have lost his way after Fight Club. So I wouldn't jump behind his opinions on who could make a good spiderman, this guy hasn't figured out how to make a good movie in almost a decade. "I just could not imagine someone getting bit by a radioactive spider." But you can imagine someone aging backwards or starting an underground revolution from the influences of the imaginary friend? Shut up Fincher and go back to making pretentious 3 hour boring films.
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6:29PM on 08/19/2010
Fincher did not lose his way. He made Benjamin Button, Panic Room, Zodiac and now he's releasing The Social Network soon and doing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Just because it doesn't have tons of action and gore doesn't mean it's a bad film.

And Tobey Maguire (not Toby Mcquire) is a fantastic actor and I definitely could not see anyone else as Spider-Man especially Andrew Garfield.
Fincher did not lose his way. He made Benjamin Button, Panic Room, Zodiac and now he's releasing The Social Network soon and doing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Just because it doesn't have tons of action and gore doesn't mean it's a bad film.

And Tobey Maguire (not Toby Mcquire) is a fantastic actor and I definitely could not see anyone else as Spider-Man especially Andrew Garfield.
7:07PM on 08/19/2010
You just gave 3 examples of why he lost his way. His last 3 movies sucked. I love how you assumed I need action and gore to like a david fincher movie. What post did you read? Oh sorry i messed up Tobias Mcgyver's name. Probably because he is a weak actor. The fact that you said you can't see anyone else as Spiderman shows how dumb you are. These guys are actors. They are professional imitators. They are hired to become any person you want them to be. Garfield can do it as good as Tobey or
You just gave 3 examples of why he lost his way. His last 3 movies sucked. I love how you assumed I need action and gore to like a david fincher movie. What post did you read? Oh sorry i messed up Tobias Mcgyver's name. Probably because he is a weak actor. The fact that you said you can't see anyone else as Spiderman shows how dumb you are. These guys are actors. They are professional imitators. They are hired to become any person you want them to be. Garfield can do it as good as Tobey or most other up and coming actors.
7:08AM on 08/20/2010
PANIC ROOM sucks?

ZODIAC sucks?

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON sucks?

Please, just go away. You clearly don't deserve to be visiting a film site let alone posting on one.
PANIC ROOM sucks?

ZODIAC sucks?

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON sucks?

Please, just go away. You clearly don't deserve to be visiting a film site let alone posting on one.
11:22AM on 08/20/2010
Watch Brothers, Toby is quite good in that film.
Watch Brothers, Toby is quite good in that film.
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6:22PM on 08/19/2010
He may be ok but a 29 year old playing a high school student is silly.
He may be ok but a 29 year old playing a high school student is silly.
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6:18PM on 08/19/2010

nope

Nope. I can not see him as Spidey/Peter Parker.. And nor do I support this "reboot" at all. This is only happening because Sony wants it their way and only cares about money. I did not spend the last decade watching 3 Spider-Man movies just to go back to the beginning.. I won't be seeing this movie at all.

Btw. Raimi is a much better Filmmaker than Webb. Just thought I'd say. And I could NOT see anyone replacing J.K. Simmons..
Nope. I can not see him as Spidey/Peter Parker.. And nor do I support this "reboot" at all. This is only happening because Sony wants it their way and only cares about money. I did not spend the last decade watching 3 Spider-Man movies just to go back to the beginning.. I won't be seeing this movie at all.

Btw. Raimi is a much better Filmmaker than Webb. Just thought I'd say. And I could NOT see anyone replacing J.K. Simmons..
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4:57PM on 08/20/2010
You'll watch it.
You'll watch it.
6:14PM on 08/19/2010
I wasn't really big on the last Spider Man films. They were kinda cool but my favorites they were not. Superman II ftw.
I wasn't really big on the last Spider Man films. They were kinda cool but my favorites they were not. Superman II ftw.
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6:04PM on 08/19/2010
Everyone seems to be responding to the title, which is misleading. Fincher seems to have a problem with spandex clad superheroes in general, not that Garfield will make a poor Parker
Everyone seems to be responding to the title, which is misleading. Fincher seems to have a problem with spandex clad superheroes in general, not that Garfield will make a poor Parker
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5:59PM on 08/19/2010
Fincher is one of my favorite directors, I love the guy, but I'm not sure how a story about a man who ages backwards is any less outrageous than the story of a guy who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and develops abilities.
Fincher is one of my favorite directors, I love the guy, but I'm not sure how a story about a man who ages backwards is any less outrageous than the story of a guy who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and develops abilities.
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5:50PM on 08/19/2010

I agree with Fincher

I can't see it either.But I'll go another step. This is another BS move by Comic-hero film makers. They're on a "reboot" kick. The marketing departments are compromising the creative process. Peter Parker is supposed to be an unpopular nerd, not a teenage heartthrob.
I can't see it either.But I'll go another step. This is another BS move by Comic-hero film makers. They're on a "reboot" kick. The marketing departments are compromising the creative process. Peter Parker is supposed to be an unpopular nerd, not a teenage heartthrob.
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6:05PM on 08/19/2010
Garfield's a heartthrob all of a sudden?
Garfield's a heartthrob all of a sudden?
5:36PM on 08/19/2010
I think a lot of people feel the same way as Fincher does. Suppose we'll have to just wait and see, though personally, I don't really care too much for a Spiderman reboot.
I think a lot of people feel the same way as Fincher does. Suppose we'll have to just wait and see, though personally, I don't really care too much for a Spiderman reboot.
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