The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director, David Fincher has revealed the vision that he had for the start of his Spider-Man movie, which involved killing off Gwen Stacy. David was in line to direct the Spider-Man movie, which eventually saw Sam Raimi helm the project, and admits that he had a very different idea for what the Spider-Man movie should be about.
Fincher explained, "My impression of 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 Comics 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.”
He added, "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 radioactive spider, the death of Uncle Ben, the loss of Mary Jane.”
David concluded, “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." The rebooted Spider-Man franchise is directed by Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield in the title role. The Amazing Spider-Man is set to be released on July 3, 2012.