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David Fincher Says There Is Nothing At Marvel For Directors

Matt McGloin Posted: 10/15/2017 - 13:46 COMMENT
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Edgar Wright might agree with the following, but not necessarily James Gunn and Taika Waititi.

David Fincher, who is no stranger to talking down on comic book movies, recently called out Marvel Studios while promoting his new Netflix series, Mindhunter.

Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who are... don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance, you know, working for Marvel, And I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it, there’s a chance at something that isn’t lassoed and hogtied by three acts. And there’s something else that doesn’t have to be 22-minute half hour or have a cliffhanger. I think it is an exciting time.

David Fincher's thoughts also happen to be in line with Warner Bros. regarding their own DC movie universe, as at times WB executives have stated the DC movies are director driven, obviously implying Marvel's movie are not, which does have some truth to it as the Marvel movies do following Kevin Feige's vision. Edgar Wright left the Ant-Man movie over creative differences, but it seems Kevin Feige gave both James Gunn and Taika Waititi creative freedom on Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively. Interestingly enough, both the movies are set in space and do not involve Earth or Feige's interwoven brand of Avengers movies.

So does that mean David Fincher will be directing a DC movie? He did state comic book movies are dull back in 2014 and did offer he would direct one if it wasn't an origin story. David Fincher was actually up to direct Spider-Man following the Sam Raimi movies, but offered Spider-Man getting bit by a radioactive spider was hokey and also said directing a Batman movie would be too easy because it can't fail

David Fincher is known for directing Fight Club, Se7ven, Gone Girl, Social Netwwork, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and is said to be directing the upcoming World War Z 2.