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David Fincher shares awesome SPIDER-MAN opening sequence that never was

David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is set to arrive in theaters this week, and I am very excited. Fincher recently sat down with io9 to talk about the film, and he also talked a bit about the plans he had to direct Spider-Man. He went into great detail on how he planned to shoot the opening title sequence

Before Marc Webb signed on to direct The Amazing Spider-Man, Fincher’s name was in the mix to direct. Here is what he had to say about his plans for the film:
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.
Check back to io9 later in the week to read the full interview with Fincher. I am very happy with Webb helming the film, but Fincher would have definitely been cool. I trust Fincher and would have been very happy with the opening sequence he mentioned above.

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