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Perched in the catbird seat at the Golden Globes red carpet last night, MTV got all kinds of famous people to talk about movies they may or may not know anything about, from J.J. Abrams' vague promise that Cloverfield 2 will happen someday to Courteney Cox and David Arquette's confusion over whether or not Wes Craven will direct them in Scream 4.

Even the King of the World wasn't immune from the pestering. You may remember that in recent news stories hinting that (500) Days of Summer Marc Webb would be handed the Spider-Man reboot, sources were claiming that the likes of James Cameron and David Fincher were also on the desired director shortlist. I openly scoffed at the idea that Fincher or Cameron would go near this mess, and as it turns out, Cameron agrees with me. Cameron told MTV that the Spider-Man reboot felt like "sloppy seconds" at this point, and indeed, Sony hasn't really even offered him the job:

"I haven't gotten a phone call. 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."


This news shouldn't be surprising to anyone who gave a thought for even five seconds about the kind of projects Cameron is working on and his current stature as a director. Yes, he was developing a Spider-Man movie back in the early 90s, but that was practically a lifetime ago, before Titanic and Avatar and an entire successful Spider-Man franchise that Cameron had nothing to do with. It's a shame that Cameron even had to be asked if he would consider the movie, but y'know, the rumor mill does what it does. Glad we were able to squash this one quickly.