David Fincher's 'Spider-Man' Plans Included 10-Minute 'Music Video' Origin


Before Marc Webb swung into action, there were several other notable directors circling Sony's "Spider-Man" reboot — including David Fincher, at one point. But if the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" filmmaker had tangled himself up with the "Amazing" comic book flick, he would have come at it very differently than previous attempts at sticking Spidey to the big screen.

Speaking with io9, Fincher revealed that his vision of "Spider-Man" was "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."

Of course, Fincher couldn't completely ignore Spider-Man's origin. So how did he plan to deal with that series of events? Three words: operatic music video. (Naturally!)

“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]," he explained. "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 don't know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awesome take to me. For more on Fincher's thoughts on "Spider-Man," including who he would have used as a villain and which popular character he wanted to kill off, head over to io9.

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