Is Titanic Really the James Cameron Spider Man Movie?

Why a closer look at Titanic reveals many similarities to the webslinger…

James Cameron Spider Man Movie

Admit it: He would have been better than Tobey Maguire.

Nowadays movie studios see comic book movies as a license to print money, but there was a time not that long ago when it seemed like comic book characters had every super power in the world except for the ability to get a movie made.

Take Spider-Man for example. The first Spider-Man movie was released in 2002. It was a huge hit. Everyone loved it. But for years, no one would actually make it. Marvel’s first attempt at getting a Spider-Man movie made dates all the way back to 1985 and a deal with notorious low-budget filmmaker Canon Films (those responsible for the crime against humanity that is Superman IV: The Quest for Peace).

james cameron spider-man movie

No matter how hard Zack Snyder tries, he can’t screw up Superman worse than this.

For reasons that aren’t worth getting into here (but that you can still read about if you’re interested), the rights to make a Spider-Man movie bounced around Hollywood for years. And throughout the ’90s, James Cameron was attached to direct. Cameron seemed to really want to make a Spider-Man movie. He even wrote a lengthy treatment/script featuring his takes Spider-Man, Mary Jane, Electro and the Sandman.

But as Spider-Man got more and more bogged down in legal battles and studio politics, Cameron moved on to another project: Titanic. And as big as the Spider-Man movies have been none have them have made a billion dollars individually or won 11 Academy Awards. So most people would say James Cameron made the right decision.

But what if he never really did give up on making a Spider-Man movie?

What if, either consciously or unconsciously, James Cameron actually made the greatest Spider-Man movie of all time in Titanic? It seems like a rather bizarre theory at first, but consider the similarities.