In an interview with Display Rant, Columbus — who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” — looked again to his childhood to reveal the spark that lit the flame to his quest to getting to be a filmmaker.
“Actually, the rationale I obtained into the film small business, the purpose I acquired into flicks as a child, was simply because of Marvel Comics, due to the fact that is what I required to do,” Columbus told Display screen Rant. “And Spider-Person was my hero as a kid.”
Seemingly Columbus’ dreams of directing a edition that includes boyhood hero came down to a crucial determination. He was offered the option to choose the helm of the 2002 edition of “Spider-Gentleman” or immediate “Harry Potter.” Columbus went with the latter, of training course, and stated that he doesn’t regret performing it.
“I in all probability heard the day prior to I got the ‘Spider-Man’ offer you that I received ‘Harry Potter.’ And whoever it was, was like, ‘Is he insane? How could he move up Spider-Gentleman?’ and part of me felt that way, for the reason that it can be in all probability some thing I was waiting my entire life to do,” Columbus explained to Display Rant. “But I am glad I decided to go with ‘Potter.’ I’m delighted about that.” The “Spider-Male” gig as an alternative went to Sam Raimi, the acclaimed director of the “Evil Useless” horror trilogy.