Currently Sam Raimi Spiderman revered as one of the greatest superhero films and arguably the most important film of this century in terms of changing Hollywood’s view of comics. Before Spiderman, comics were considered childish stuff, and if you were going to make a movie out of them, you had to do your best to minimize or even hide the comic book elements. That’s why the X-Men wore Fox Matrix– in the style of black leather instead of blue and yellow tights. After Spidermancomic book films were allowed to use and celebrate the source material.
But just because everything turned out well, does not mean that the path to getting Spiderman to keep the screen simple. Diversity features a new oral history of the film in honor of its 20th anniversary and includes many details about Spidermanlong development. Raimi, for example, was a very unexpected choice as the film’s director. Favorite cult figure thanks to Evil Dead Franchise, Raimi never had a major blockbuster at that point in his career. In the article, Raimi explains that his agent told him that «there are about 18 directors they would rather have on the list than you.» To which Raimi, a longtime Spider-Man fan, replied, «I’m number 19.»
Other contenders for the position included David Fincher and Tim Burton, who allegedly told Sony chief executive Amy Pascal «I guess I’m just a guy from Washington» as a very odd promotional offer – but when Raimi came along, his passion for the material blew everyone away. . Pascal said Diversity “He came in and said it was a soap opera about a guy who loves a girl and that’s what I want to focus on. John Kelly and I just looked at each other and said, «Well, that’s a movie we want to make too.»
Raimi got the job. And now, after a hiatus of more than 15 years, his return to superhero films, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessopens in theaters on Friday, May 6th.
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