Fincher Talks Avoiding The Marvel Universe

While some filmmakers have embraced the Marvel Cinematic Universe, others have zero desire to be a part of it and in fact have no interest in either the Marvel Studios formula or comic book adaptations.

One such filmmaker is David Fincher who, out promoting his new Netflix series “Mindhunter,” took aim at Marvel Studios for being in part responsible for the state of conglomerate-ruled Hollywood at the moment. In fact he’s far more excited about the possibilities of something like Netflix where he’s not bogged down to either familiar formula, or having to accomodate someone else’s vision. He tells Yellow King Film Boy:

“Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance 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.”

The interview goes into how he thinks the great films of the 1970s, in that period where studios just let filmmakers run wild, are impossible to make at vertically integrated movie studios now and how streaming services should be embraced for the freedom they allow filmmakers to tell their stories. Click on the link above to have a listen.