James Cameron's Spider-Man concept art divides the web

James Cameron has written, directed and/or produced blockbuster after blockbuster, covering a range of genres, from Terminator to Titanic to Avatar. One genre he hasn't turned his hands to though is the superhero movie. In fact, Cameron is on record as criticising the likes of Marvel and DC.

But it turns out that he was once determined to take on one of the biggest superhero franchises out there – Spider-Man. He drew his own illustrations while trying to convince backers to support him. But Spidey fans are divided over the artwork and what Cameron would have brought to the franchise (for advice for your own work, see our character design tips).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.