James Cameron's Spider-Man

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James Cameron's Spider-Man
Teaser poster for an unmade James Cameron superhero film
Genre: Science-fiction
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Maggie Smith as May Parker
R. Lee Ermey as J. Jonah Jameson
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Otto Octavius/Dr. Octopus
Michael Biehn as Boyd/Sandman
Robyn Lively as Mary Jane Watson
Lance Hendrickson as Carlton Strand/Electro
Kevin Spacey as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
Photography: Color
Release Date: 1992 or 1994
Country: United States

James Cameron's Spider-Man: The Movie is a proposed take of the comic book character Spider-Man made by Lightstorm Entertainment and was scheduled to be released sometime in 1992 or 1994. The screenplay was written by Barry Cohen, Ted Newson and James Cameron who was also going to be the director.


The film would have been an origin story like 2002's Spider-Man. The main villains would've been Electro and Sandman.

Why It Was Cancelled

  1. Carolco Studios, 21st Century Studios 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.


  • 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.