James Cameron wrote an early version of the Spider-man script

it’s a little more daring than what we ended up seeing on screen

She stands with her back against a girder, needing to feel
something solid. Spider Man stands before her, a
perfectly formed male silhouette with a soothing low


Courtship among the spiders is highly

ritualized. It varies from species to

species. The male spider may circle the

female, or wave his front legs… to

signal that he is not prey.

Spider Man moves in a hypnotic arc around her. He raises
his hands in a dance-like movement. Lowers them.


The female usually signals her

willingness by an uncharacteristic


MJ takes a deep breath. Her lip trembles. Her knees are
weak. Her eyes, though, are steady, gazing at the
silhouette before her. She doesn’t move of speak. He
moves closer.


In certain crab spiders, such as Xysticus,

the male will attach strands of silk to

the female… tying her limbs…

Spider Man moves his hand gracefully across her, and she
sees the sheerest silk webbing glinting in the moonlight.
First one wrist. Then the other. Hypnotic movement in
the moonlight. Her arms are bound to the wall. Her
breathing gets more rapid.


Since the female can break free at any

time, the bonds have only symbolic



The male must be very bold… to take

such liberties with the predatory female.


Yes. He is very bold. But he must also

trust her.

(he moves very close)

Close your eyes.

He removes his mask and kisses her. Their mouths very
slowly and very sensuously devour each other.
Peter and MJ are locked together. He is mesmerizing,
gentle, powerful. He pushes up her skirt. They make
love, high above the world.
She doesn’t look.