Now that Sony's going to reboot its Spider-Man franchise, starting from scratch, it's worth recalling that Avatar's James Cameron was once the guy who was developing a movie based on the comic, way back in 1992.
Techland has unearthed Cameron's original storyboards for his version of Spidey, which give us a glimpse of the movie that could have been. And might still be??
Here's Techland's summary of Cameron's Spider-Man movie:
Clashes with Marvel execs squished Cameron's spider wish, but not before the director had put a good amount of work into the doomed flick. Luckily, as the Toronto Star wrote earlier, Cameron's storyboards are online, giving us a look at what could have been.
To be fair, Cameron's storyline is not a drastic reach from Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man. But it is edgier. Cameron's Peter Parker steals, kills a criminal (albeit accidentally) and not only does he kiss love interest Mary Jane, he has sex with her. On top of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Cameron's movie would have had Electro and Sandman as the villains.
Click below to check out some of the storyboards and head over to Techland for more.
What do you think of Cameron's take on the franchise?