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James Cameron's Spider-Man: The Movie , also known simply as Spider-Man, is a proposed take of the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man that was schedule to be the first theatrical movies based around the characters. The movie was supposed to be made by Paramount Pictures and was scheduled to be released sometime in 1995 or 1996. The screenplay was written by Barry Cohen, Ted Newson and James Cameron who was also going to be the director and producer.


The film would have been an origin story with a 17-year-old Peter Parker and the main antagonists being two villains such as Boyd (a.k.a. Sandman) and Carlton Strand (who is loosely based on both Electro and Kingpin). According to James Cameron himself this was supposed to be the best movie he never made using Peter's powers as a way to make a methafor of puberty.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Carolco Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel were on the verge of bankruptcy during the film's production.
  2. Carolco ceased active production of Spider-Man in 1992 and a year later, Menahem Golan filed legal action against Carolco.
  3. Leonardo DiCaprio (as seen on the image) was Cameron's first choice in mind for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, but the actor always rejects playing in superhero films due to their typecasting and unsuccessful sequels. DiCaprio would later agree to star in James Cameron’s Titanic.


  • The film was permanently cancelled.
  • Some of the elements of the script were later used in the 2002 Spider-Man film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as the title character.
  • James Cameron went directed the 1997 film Titanic.



James Cameron's Spider-Man - The Movie That Almost Was


James Cameron's Spider-Man That Never Was

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