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The Biggest Superhero Movies That Got Scrapped & Canceled

James Cameron

1. James Cameron‘s Spider-Man

“I wanted to make something that had a kind of gritty reality to it. Superheroes in general always came off as kind of fanciful to me, and I wanted to do something that would have been more in the vein of Terminator and Aliens, that you buy into the reality right away,” the acclaimed Titanic director said of his vision for a Spider-Man movie in a roundtable interview.

It stalled because he couldn’t get Fox to secure the rights.

“I tried to get Fox to buy it, but apparently the rights were a little bit clouded and Sony had some very questionable attachment to the rights and Fox wouldn’t go to bat for it. [Former Fox President] Peter Chernin just wouldn’t go to bat for it. He didn’t want to get into a legal fight. And I’m like ‘Are you kidding? This thing could be worth, I don’t know, a billion dollars!’ $10 billion later…”

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