You can cross one name off the list of potential “Spider-Man” directors, because James Cameron isn’t interested.
Speaking with MTV News at the Critics Choice Awards red carpet, the “Avatar” director denied rumors that he was in the running to direct Sony’s next “Spider-Man” movie and kick off a brand new franchise for the Marvel Comics superhero.
“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.”
Earlier this week, a report hit the ’Net that Cameron was on a short list of directors Sony was pursuing to direct a 2012 “Spider-Man” movie that would bring the character back to his teenage years and reboot the blockbuster franchise. The report claimed that “500 Days of Summer” director Marc Webb was the studio’s current favorite, but listed Cameron, Wes Anderson and David Fincher among the other filmmakers considered for the project.
“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.”
For those surprised by Cameron’s presence on the studio’s “Spider-Man” director wish list, you shouldn’t be. Back in August, Cameron revealed to MTV News that Spider-Man was the only established superhero he’d ever consider bringing to the big screen.
For now, however, it looks like your friendly neighborhood webslinger will have to look elsewhere for a director.
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