While James Cameron is currently making headlines with his works Avatar: The Path of Waterfans also get a look at what he has planned for Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Cameron is known for his incredible success in blockbuster movies, though he’s been largely absent from the superhero game as Marvel and DC continue to soar to new heights. However, at one point in the mid-1990s, the writer/director wrote an R-rated Spider-Man script for which he considered casting future Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio as Peter Parker and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Doctor Octopus. .
This Spider-Man movie would take a darker look at Peter’s origin story after he experiences the classic spider bite while balancing high school life and superhero duties, as every Peter Parker shot must.
Now that Cameron is celebrating another billion dollar box office hit Avatar 2several pieces of concept art have circulated online highlighting his ideas for the Marvel web slinger 30 years ago.
James Cameron’s Spider-Man concept surfaces
Two new pieces of artwork from director James Cameron are making the rounds online after SlashFilm’s shared them on social media. Chris Evangelistawhich features Cameron’s take on Spider-Man from the canceled solo film in the 1990s.
The drawings, created by Cameron himself, come from his 2021 book “Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron.”
Although the details are hard to see, the white eyes of Spider-Man’s mask glow as his appearance is fairly accurately replicated from the comics. As he climbs the side of a building in New York, with just a hint of blue on his leg, some of the suit’s straps can be seen coming down his left arm.
The same image is replicated with a dark blue tint, making the eyes on Spidey’s mask pop even more against his darker suit. It’s unclear if Peter would be donning the black suit that was used in the comics and other movies, or if it’s just another take on the original image.
Will James Cameron ever join the world of superheroes?
While these two images only show a small sample of what Cameron would do with Marvel’s web slinger, the thought of seeing a Spider-Man movie under his direction has many wondering what it could have been. Especially with the director’s success on other iconic ’90s blockbusters like Terminator 2 a Titanica darker take on Marvel’s most popular hero is something fans would definitely be interested in.
It also came at a time when the superhero genre wasn’t what it is today, like Wesley Snipes. Blade it was still a few years away from debuting and setting a new standard for comic book movies. But Cameron has always pushed the standard of what movies can do visually, which makes the idea of a Spider-Man movie interesting if he could revive the web-swinging and wall-crawling in a big way. screen.
Now, with three different iterations of Spider-Man hitting theaters in the 21st century, fans can look back on stunts like this to imagine what Cameron would have done with this more mature Spidey outing. Whether he’ll direct a superhero project in the future is still a mystery, though he’ll always be in talks for the Marvel side of things just because of his box office success.
Avatar: The Path of Water now playing in theaters around the world.