Leonardo DiCaprio Comments On Very Nearly Playing James Cameron's SPIDER-MAN

Leonardo DiCaprio Comments On Very Nearly Playing James Cameron's SPIDER-MAN

Back when James Cameron was developing a Spider-Man movie, Leonardo DiCaprio was thought to be the actor that the director wanted to take on the role of the wall-crawler. Now, the actor has weighed in on just how close he came to being the first big screen Peter Parker...

Spider-Man made his big screen debut thanks to Sam Raimi, but had things played out a little differently, we'd have James Cameron to thank (hate?) for bringing the wall-crawler to life in a movie of his own. The filmmaker's take on the character certainly sounded unique anyway, especially as it would have had very little in common with the source material (oh, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was being eyed for the role of Otto Octavius). However, its saving grace was the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio was being lined up to play Peter Parker. However, just how close did that come to happening? "Not very close, but there was a screenplay," The Revenant star revealed in a recent interview with Empire Magazine (via Spider-Man News). "I know he was semi-serious about doing it at some point, but I don't remember any further talks about it. We had a couple of chats. I think there was a screenplay that I read, but I don't remember. This was 20 years ago!"
 
Whether or not DiCaprio will ever play a superhero remains to be seen, but it seems unlikely that he'll ever get another chance to suit up as Spider-Man at this stage. Where would you like to see him show up? The Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe? Sound off below.
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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Spider-Man" 12/30/2015 Source: Empire Magazine (via Spider-Man News)
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