David Fincher is arguably one of the most talented feature directors around and it’s interesting to see how he is now embracing TV as a medium to stretch his creative muscles. His Netflix show MINDHUNTER (as exec producer) has been very well received and in a recent interview he has expressed his views on using TV to create powerful dramas whilst having a teeny tiny dig at Marvel at the same time.
“Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who are- don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel,” he explained. “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.”
There’s a view that Marvel’s superhero output has become rather one-dimensional with each film in the series adopting the same ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to the narrative. This isn’t to suggest they are bad films, in fact far from it, however some more originality in their stories would be welcome. Check out the full story over at The Playlist.