Oscar-winning director James Cameron has shed new light on his quest to make a Spider-Man film, calling it “the best film I have ever made.” Speaking of Screen Crush, Cameron said his idea for a Spider-Man movie would have a “tough reality”. He said Spidey’s movie would be more like Terminator and Aliens movies.
“Superheroes in general have always seemed fantastic to me and I wanted to do something more in the spirit of Terminator and Aliens, which you would actually buy right away,” he said. “So, you’re in a real world, you’re not in some mythical Gotham City. Or Superman and the Daily Planet and all that, where I always felt very metaphorical and fairytale. I wanted it to be: It’s New York. The guy is bitten by a spider. “Cursed costume. Things like that. I wanted to ground it into reality and base it on the world human experience. I think it would be a fun movie to do.”
Cameron never ended up making a Spider-Man movie due to a variety of business issues and rights. Cameron said he tried to persuade former Fox chairman Peter Chernin to make a deal to buy Spider-Man rights, saying it could be a lucrative business deal in the end, but never succeeded. At the time – Cameron was trying to make this Spider-Man movie between Terminator 2 (1991) and Titanic (1997) – comics were not as popular or lucrative as they are today.
Cameron went on to say that he learned from his failed attempts to make a Spider-Man movie that it was smarter to work on his own creations instead of another company’s IP. “I think so [Spider-Man not coming together] “It was probably the kick in the ass I needed to make my own things,” he said.
Cameron is now busy with the Avatar sequels, the first of which will premiere in 2022. As for the Spider-Man series, Spider-Man: No Way Home premieres on December 17th. It’s the end of the current trilogy, but three more films starring Tom Holland are said to be in the works.
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