Today’s Daily Prompt was to interview a fictional character.
That sounded easy. After all, the world of fiction is filled with countless interesting characters who would undoubtedly be captivating interview subjects. The difficult part was deciding which character I should talk to.
Searching for inspiration, I took a glance at my lunch box…
And so joining me today will be everyone’s favorite superhero: The Amazing Spider-Man!
Cutter: Thanks for talking with me, Spidey.
Spidey: No problem. It’s been a slow day in the crime world.
Cutter: No supervillains out on the rampage?
Spidey: None that I can see. Besides, I’m sure the Avengers can handle them if they do show up.
Cutter: Am I detecting some bitterness about the Avengers? Are you upset that you weren’t in that movie?
Spidey: Bitterness? No. Obviously it was a big hit, and it’s hard to deny the appeal of being involved in something that huge. But really, Spider-Man has never been a part of the classic Avengers lineup, so it really wouldn’t have been right for me to have been in the movie.
Cutter: So you’re saying that if Marvel had found a way to regain your movie rights, you would have turned down a role in the Avengers?
Spidey: It’s hard to say. I’d have to think about whether or not the Avengers was really the best place to show off my talents. As the biggest star, they would have had to focus a lot of the movie’s attention on me, and that just wouldn’t be fair to the others. I think in the end it was best that I was in my own solo movie.
Cutter: And yet that movie, was…how can I put this delicately…not that good.
Spidey: You didn’t like it?
Cutter: It wasn’t bad, but it just felt so…unnecessary. Did we really need another origin story? I think America pretty much knows how you got your powers by now. Were the producers worried that people would get upset if they didn’t see Andrew Garfield get bitten by a spider?
I think they could have shown a five minute flashback scene of that, and just gotten on with the real story.
Spidey: I agree with you there. As fun as it may seem, I’m not all that keen on constantly re-living my uncle getting shot.
Cutter: Honestly, that whole scene seemed like an item on the checklist that they felt needed to be checked off.
Spidey: And they didn’t even let me catch the guy who shot him! How lame was that?
Cutter: In the next movie, I see you’ll be fighting Electro. How do you feel about that?
Spidey: I’m not too concerned.
Cutter: Really? Isn’t he kind of powerful?
Spidey: I’ve been kicking that guy’s ass for so many years now, I can’t even take him seriously anymore. Then again, it’s pretty hard to take someone seriously at all when he dresses the way he does.
Cutter: Even though Electro was white in the comics, he’ll be played by Jamie Foxx. You think the fanboys will have a fit about that?
Spidey: No, I’m sure that the comic book fans will react calmly and rationally, just like they do whenever a movie changes something from the comics.
Of course they’re going to freak out! The message boards are gonna be all like, “They ruined Electro!”
Ruined Electro? What the heck has Electro ever done that he could ever be ruined. Jamie Foxx is the greatest thing that could have ever happened to Electro. If anything, Foxx should be embarrassed that he’s playing Electro. Once again, take a look at how the guy dresses.
Fans have to realize that the only reason these characters are white is because I don’t think Stan Lee ever met a minority in his life.
Cutter: We’re almost out of time, and I’m sure you’ve got to get back to stopping crime.
Spidey: Sure. Chances are there’s a robbery going on somewhere that the police will be unable to stop. You’d be surprised how many armed robberies there are in New York. It seems like there’s at least one a week. I guess they don’t realize that just about every other person in New York has super powers.
Cutter: Thank you for your time.
Spidey: No problem, it’s been fun!