Back in 1991 James Cameron was interested in directing a big screen adaptation of Spider-Man, and his scriptment can still be read on the internet today. So when it was announced Sony were rebooting the Spider-Man franchise a lot of people thought James Cameron might be a candidate to direct. He told SplashPage last year that the only superhero movie he’d be interested in directing would be Spider-Man, however with the success of Avatar it doesn’t seem likely with sequels on the way.
Cameron recently spoke to MTV about the reboot, and declared he’s not interested:
“No, no,” Cameron told MTV News when asked if he’d been approached for the “Spider-Man” job. “It’s a little bit sloppy seconds, let’s face it.”
“I haven’t gotten a phone call,” said Cameron. “I don’t expect to — certainly [not] after this interview. But if you’re thinking about it, it’s sloppy seconds. I’m not interested.”
I didn’t really expect him to direct as he likes to write the scripts for his own films, and this reboot already has a script ready to go.