Director David Fincher has come across some major cult and critical success, with his films like Seven & Fight Club. While promoting his latest, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Fincher updated the progress on his animated adaption of Eric Powell’s comic The Goon, as well as what he would do when making a Spider-Man film; which includes the iconic death of Peter Parker’s first lady love Gwen Stacey, as seen in The Amazing Spider-Man #121 in June of 1973….
Here is the update on The Goon that Fincher provided while speaking to MTV Splash Page about his upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which hit theaters everywhere today:
“I don’t think you can tailor what Powell does to what Hollywood does. I think you have to allow for the disparity,” he said. “I don’t think you can go into it saying, ‘We have to make it fit into this box.’ Everything is a digression from what the main through line is.”
Here is what Fincher said of his vision for a Spider-Man film while speaking to i09:
“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.”