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David Fincher Would Do A Non-Origin Comic Book Movie

Matt McGloin Posted: 09/26/2014 - 16:27 COMMENT


With the Marvel Studios next slate of movies currently rumored to no feature origins stories, perhaps someone at Marvel could give David Fincher a call.

Fincher, director behind the likes of Fight Club, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network and Se7en says that he would be up for directing a comic book movie.

While promoting his upcoming movie starring Ben Affleck, Gone Girl, Fincher is asked by Total Film Magazine about at one time being up for the 2002 Spider-Man movie, and if he would do a super hero flick.

"It depends. I might be more interested if someone else has already done the origin story," Fincher stated. "I find that the dullest part. That was the thing with Spider-Man. I was like, 'I just can't see a guy getting bit by a radioactive spider...' It seemed hokey."

Fincher then continues with mention of Batman and says doing the Dark Knight would be too easy.

"No," Fincher replied when asked if superheroes are too black-and-white. "I think Batman is intensely sophisticated. But when you take on something that can't fail, to me that's sort of anathema to creativity. If you're not being risky, then... It seems to be oddly pointless to go into something where the only acceptable outcome is raging success. All it means is that everybody that's behind every decision is looking to spread the blame as far and as wide as possible. I don't think you can make the wise decision by committee. I joke, but I do think if 11 people agree on anything, it's not worth playing."

David Fincher is also asked which actor he thinks deserves to be a bigger star. His answer? Mark Ruffalo.

"I've always thought one of he truest talents I've witnessed was Mark Ruffalo, who's just spectacular day in, day out," he said. "And you're always shocked that people aren't crawling over themselves for him to do it. I am. I know that."

Maybe Ruffalo and Fincher could hook up for a solo Hulk movie?