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Discussion in 'Spider-Man 1, 2 & 3' started by Batman333, Dec 1, 2005.
What would it of been like?
James Cameron wrote a screen play for the first film but it was turned down by the studios because Cameron's version of Spidey was too violent.
Did someone here tell you that? It's not quite accurate. It was simply the long-running, now legendary legal disputes that prevented Cameron from making Spidey. In the end, Sony swapped their rights to remake 007 movie Thunderball for MGM's rights to Spidey, and it all came good around 1999/2000-ish. By then, Cameron had moved on.
Stan Lee loved the screenplay and said it would be a shame if anyone else directed the film.
Mate, it would have been action packed, non-stop and no boring bits! However, it would have been a Spidey that sucked way harder than the movie version we got. Wouldn't even act, say or do anything similar to the Spidey we all know.
I get the feeling that there would have been different actors,more interaction with the characters,and Green Goblin`s costume would have been perhaps better.
It's actually pretty easy to find Cameron's scriptment on the internet. The villains are Electro and Sandman, even though they're never called that and have different real names. That's also the reason why Sandman wasn't in the 1994 animated series and why Electro wasn't in it until the last season.
Cameron's script reads like a good movie, but not a good Spider-Man movie. He gets certain elements right, but for the most part he's waaaaaayy off. Particularly the love scene between Peter and Mary Jane on top of a bridge. Cameron is also the guy we have to blame for oragnic webshooters, which play a pretty big role in his version. Peter claims that he built webshooters, but they're actually organic, which somehow makes him a total freak/mutant instead of a really agile, athletic guy that sticks to wall.
Pretty sure I posted this pic in another thread, but what the hell.
I think he envisioned something like this:
Leo DiCaprio as Spidey, Nikki Cox as MJ, and Kevin Spacey as Norman GG. Meaning MJ would have actually been HOTTER than the one we got.
Eww, I hated that. And it wasn't really Pete & MJ, it was Spidey as MJ didn't know who was under the mask (pretty sure he kept it on, or most of his costume on) Pretty sleazy of our friend Pete to do something like that.
that poster it's a fake,the election of james cameron was to leo di caprio like peter/spidey arggggg and arnold.s like d.octopus, i take to elthon john,and here links with curious information about the spidey's projects.
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cannon project 85-90
carolco project 90-99
columbia-sony project 99-2002
We probably would have gotten the greatest superhero film ever made. Although you really can't tell that from reading the scriptment. As for Pete having sex with MJ that can be edited out at the studio or marvel's request or who knows maybe even Stan Lee. The scene isn't essential for the development of either character as far as I remember and I don't think Cameron would object. Other than this one thing Cameron practically nails the character or comes close to it whereas Raimi's version is far more removed from the comic books or cartoons than most ppl would like to admit.
I remember reading one of the first Cameron scripts, and he wanted to have Liz Allan in it.
I remember seeing that pic in a magizine a decade ago
What most people on these boards don't know is that Raimi's 2002 film is based on Cameron's scriptment.
Reports of Stephen Sommers (The Mummy), Ivan Reitman (6 Days, 7 Nights) and Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow) are all in contention for the directing chores on the Spider-Man movie, as well as, producer/director Jan DeBont (The Haunting).
For some reason I can just picture that movie. lol.
Oh, and these bring back memories, huh?
And the script for Fantastic Four was based on a scriptment by Michael France, he's even credited for it along with Mark Frost. Michael France's script was far superior. FOX messed it up.
Just like Raimi messed up Spider-Man.
I don't think Tim Burton was ever a genuine candidate, by his wishes or Sony's. We know David Fincher wanted to do the Death of Gwen Stacy, with Spidey's origin in a flash back, but Sony said no. Roland (ID4, Godzilla) Emmerich was after the project around 2000, but thank goodness' he didn't get his clumsy hands on it.
I'd love to have seen Ivan Reitman's version, considering he gave us Ghostbusters. I'd also like to see Robert Zemekis (Back to the Future) do a Spidey film.
thanks for the links
I never new this. Did he say himself or was it just reported? If you can a find link where he talks about this could you put it up I would love to read this.