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James Cameron is involved with the Spider-Man reboot! Sorta.

02.16.2010

Nearly two decades ago, long before the comic movie craze caught fire, James Cameron planned to make SPIDER-MAN. And although he's since moved on to crafting entire new worlds from powerful processors, he's still caught in the web. By Webb.

As we know, Sony has (500) DAYS OF SUMMER director Marc Webb relaunching the wall-crawler, and wants it to be delivered in lucrative 3-D format. Is there anyone more qualified to dispense knowledge of the format than the guy who made two billion bucks with it? SHITNO.

According to MTV, Webb had a powwow with the tech-savvy box office overlord to compare notes and discuss the complexities of filming in 3-D (as opposed to the frenzy of post-production converting that's the new rage). As AVATAR producer Jon Landau says, "[Webb] wants to do the next one in 3-D, which they’ve announced that they want to do. So, we want to try to support that as much as possible."

While it's unknown just how much further Cameron will be involved beyond the initial mindmeld, he is an admitted fan of Webb's Zooey/JGL romcom, and clearly has an affinity for the character. As he recently said: "I've sort of made it pretty clear that Spider-Man was the guy I liked when I was a kid and I wasn't too interested in the others. I feel there are too many superhero movies right now, I think Hollywood's in a bit of a rut. They've done the good ones and they're starting to get down to the second and third tier of superheroes — the guys that would not be asked to speak at the annual superhero dinner."

He will obviously be busy doing an AVATAR sequel, or BATTLE ANGEL ALITA, or going back underwater for another decade, but having a guy like Cameron steering you in the right direction can't hurt -- maybe they'll get him involved as a producer?

Extra Tidbit: You can read Cameron's SPIDEY treatment (the origin of the controversial organic webshooters) right HERE.
Source: MTV

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8:06PM on 02/18/2010
organic webshooterz ftw!
or
by way of parker finding some
organicwebshootium.
organic webshooterz ftw!
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by way of parker finding some
organicwebshootium.
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2:43AM on 02/18/2010

Sounds good.

Can't get any worse than the third Spider-Man. I'd be on board with Cameron producing and Marc Webb directing (just saw (500) Days of Summer last night).
Can't get any worse than the third Spider-Man. I'd be on board with Cameron producing and Marc Webb directing (just saw (500) Days of Summer last night).
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1:49AM on 02/18/2010
James Cameron is an awesome filmmaker.

But I'd rather see him do Superman than Spiderman, his sensibilities would suit that style of narrative better.
James Cameron is an awesome filmmaker.

But I'd rather see him do Superman than Spiderman, his sensibilities would suit that style of narrative better.
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10:01PM on 02/17/2010

Well...

Well the the rumor is James Cameron watched a whole bunch of Disney movies this past weekend so he has a couple very original ideas for the Spiderman Script... Regardless if he is a part of it or not, I'm against the reboot.
Well the the rumor is James Cameron watched a whole bunch of Disney movies this past weekend so he has a couple very original ideas for the Spiderman Script... Regardless if he is a part of it or not, I'm against the reboot.
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7:15PM on 02/17/2010

Super Spidey Stuff

Others can discuss the words.
Compliments, Dave, on the Peter Pan graphic. I have not seen--nor heard--that album in thirty years. We kids would play Spidey or Hulk while the PP record played nearby. PP had recordings for ghost stories, Bozo the Clown, and Bugs Bunny too. And, I remember Spider-Man on the Electric Company (w/ Easy Reader Morgan Freeman). His theme claimed "noboby knows where you are," but I did. And, I remember Spidey Super-Stories from the grocery newsstand, not comicshop.
Others can discuss the words.
Compliments, Dave, on the Peter Pan graphic. I have not seen--nor heard--that album in thirty years. We kids would play Spidey or Hulk while the PP record played nearby. PP had recordings for ghost stories, Bozo the Clown, and Bugs Bunny too. And, I remember Spider-Man on the Electric Company (w/ Easy Reader Morgan Freeman). His theme claimed "noboby knows where you are," but I did. And, I remember Spidey Super-Stories from the grocery newsstand, not comicshop. They developed nascent reading interest and abilities. Aaah, good, good, memories. Thanks for bringing them back, Dave.
Hopefully, no yuckin' yutz yucks up Spidey's Super Stories. That would piss off kids--big and small.
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7:08PM on 02/17/2010

How about James Cameron...

buy Fox with all the money he made from Avatar and then lets Sam Raimi do what he wanted to with Spiderman 4. If he goofs again, then we can say remake...but give the guy one last chance.
buy Fox with all the money he made from Avatar and then lets Sam Raimi do what he wanted to with Spiderman 4. If he goofs again, then we can say remake...but give the guy one last chance.
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7:07PM on 02/17/2010
I've got one word: Unobtainium.

Laziest. Screenwriting. Ever.
I've got one word: Unobtainium.

Laziest. Screenwriting. Ever.
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3:31PM on 02/17/2010
No more 3D!
No more 3D!
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12:45PM on 02/17/2010
Finally something positive, maybe cameron could take care of the action-scenes, that would be good news. And i'm not so fond of 3-d but with spiderman i think it would work.
Finally something positive, maybe cameron could take care of the action-scenes, that would be good news. And i'm not so fond of 3-d but with spiderman i think it would work.
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12:00PM on 02/17/2010

Give Cameron a break!

Saying AVATAR sucked is like saying The Dark Knight sucked, both films were great! and I know AVATAR is overrated now, just like TDK was back in 08' so people are just down talking AVATAR now because they're tired of hearing about it, all I got to say to those people is to stop hating and move on!
Saying AVATAR sucked is like saying The Dark Knight sucked, both films were great! and I know AVATAR is overrated now, just like TDK was back in 08' so people are just down talking AVATAR now because they're tired of hearing about it, all I got to say to those people is to stop hating and move on!
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12:33PM on 02/17/2010
hey I'm glad you mention it. I said Avatar sucked. And I also think that the dark knight sucked! For other reasons of course. And not because of the overhype but because I think that avatar had the lamest story ever with visual style from 80's Airbrush Posters. And the dark knight takes itself way to serious and was just boring. Heath Ledger was awesome but he couldn't save the movie. Cameron made some great movies but Nolan is overrated in my humble opinion...
hey I'm glad you mention it. I said Avatar sucked. And I also think that the dark knight sucked! For other reasons of course. And not because of the overhype but because I think that avatar had the lamest story ever with visual style from 80's Airbrush Posters. And the dark knight takes itself way to serious and was just boring. Heath Ledger was awesome but he couldn't save the movie. Cameron made some great movies but Nolan is overrated in my humble opinion...
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11:15AM on 02/17/2010
Is it just me or does the idea of a spider man movie in 3D seem kinda weird. I know for a fact every time a spider web that will shoot out of the screen will automatically think that is a cum shot shooting out at the audience.
Is it just me or does the idea of a spider man movie in 3D seem kinda weird. I know for a fact every time a spider web that will shoot out of the screen will automatically think that is a cum shot shooting out at the audience.
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9:59AM on 02/17/2010
Here's a line from Cameron's script that sums up his Spider-man treatment and proves he will be an awesome consultant on anything Spider-man related:

"He puts on his glasses and checks his look in the mirror. Still the same. Nerdy. He doesn't care. Screw 'em."

And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the essence of Spider-man. He's not whiny or wimpy. He's a bad ass nerd, which is why he's always been such a popular character. I can only hope they get it right.
Here's a line from Cameron's script that sums up his Spider-man treatment and proves he will be an awesome consultant on anything Spider-man related:

"He puts on his glasses and checks his look in the mirror. Still the same. Nerdy. He doesn't care. Screw 'em."

And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the essence of Spider-man. He's not whiny or wimpy. He's a bad ass nerd, which is why he's always been such a popular character. I can only hope they get it right.
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9:17AM on 02/17/2010

Please No.....

...let him help with FX, but don't let that prick Cameron muscle his way into the writing room, whatever you do. Keep his ideas involving Spidey far, far away from this film, please. KThanksBye.
...let him help with FX, but don't let that prick Cameron muscle his way into the writing room, whatever you do. Keep his ideas involving Spidey far, far away from this film, please. KThanksBye.
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7:10AM on 02/17/2010
Avatar sucked but James Cameron knows how to deal with 3D. So this sounds like a good combination.
Avatar sucked but James Cameron knows how to deal with 3D. So this sounds like a good combination.
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6:46AM on 02/17/2010
What Cameron says there about Superhero films is absolute truth.
What Cameron says there about Superhero films is absolute truth.
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1:31AM on 02/17/2010

Extra Tidbit

That James Cameron script was awesome!
That James Cameron script was awesome!
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12:24AM on 02/17/2010

Cameron's quotation re: third tier heroes

Does anyone else think James Cameron believes that they already made Aquaman and Entourage is real?
Does anyone else think James Cameron believes that they already made Aquaman and Entourage is real?
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12:20AM on 02/17/2010
This is going to be great! Can't wait to see what Webb has up his sleeves.
This is going to be great! Can't wait to see what Webb has up his sleeves.
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11:57PM on 02/16/2010

YOU'RE GONNA HATE ME...

but don't mind if i geek out just a liiiiitle bit about seeing spider-man flying through the streets in 3d. good or bad, it's probably gonna look cool. superficial, i know, but still.
but don't mind if i geek out just a liiiiitle bit about seeing spider-man flying through the streets in 3d. good or bad, it's probably gonna look cool. superficial, i know, but still.
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11:39PM on 02/16/2010

Well the hope I had for a Spider-Man reboot have diminished!

Everything Cameron touches turns into a narrow, single minded story with one-dimensional characters, and predictable endings.
Everything Cameron touches turns into a narrow, single minded story with one-dimensional characters, and predictable endings.
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11:37PM on 02/16/2010

It Still Sucks!!!!

Avatar sucks and this whole Spidey reboot thing sucks...nuff said. I would love to see Cameron do an Aquaman movie...like what they did in Entourage
Avatar sucks and this whole Spidey reboot thing sucks...nuff said. I would love to see Cameron do an Aquaman movie...like what they did in Entourage
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