While Spider-Man movies are cinematic staples in this day and age, the character's road to big-screen success is littered with the corpses of countless failed movie attempts, some of which sound more promising than others.
The web-slinger first leapt onto the pages of Marvel Comics in 1962, but despite his almost immediate popularity, it took a whopping 40 years for the character to be given the blockbuster movie treatment, with Sam Raimi crafting a trilogy of films that are consistently ranked among the best comic-book adaptations ever made.
But it hasn't always been good news.
During that 40 year time period - and even after it - the amount of unmade Spider-Man movies is on par with the amount of successful ones, but just because they never came to fruition, that doesn't mean the ideas themselves were rotten to the core.
Some of these unmade Spider-Man movies could've been genuinely enjoyable and creative, fun and strange, and in some cases, even great. With major names like Tom Cruise and James Cameron being associated with these potential projects over the years, there's a rich and interesting history here, and it began back in the late 1970s...