Oct. 7, 2009
Gary Ross could direct Spider-Man spinoff Venom, which he would also write. No one thinks this is a good idea.
Aug. 17, 2009
Spider-Man 5 and 6? Whoa, whoa, whoa. The third sucked, we know nothing (as in zilch, zip) about Spider-Man 4, and you’re planning two more? Sony, you’re losing it.
Aug. 6, 2009
Spidey the musical might be broke.
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July 8, 2009
Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasentville) is the latest to make an attempt on the Spider-Man 4 script.
June 26, 2009
Rachel Evan Wood and Alan Cumming are cast as the stars of Broadway’s Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark.
May 21, 2009
Spider-Man 3 actress Lucy Gordon dies in her Paris apartment. (What did I say about that Spidey curse?)
March 27, 2009
Julie Taymor calls upcoming musical a “circus rock-n-roll drama.” Perfect.
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May 4, 2007
Spider-Man 3 is released. Oh god, is it terrible. It goes on to earn $890 million and no one has a clue how.
April 20, 2007
Spider-Man, the musical is born. Bono and the Edge are set to write the music. The world groans.
June 30, 2004
Audiences cheer as Spider-Man 2, one of the best superhero movies of all time, lands in theaters. In hindsight, it now serves as a reminder that the whole Spider-Man franchise could have turned out so differently. But it didn’t. A studio interfered. An iconic character was stretched too thin. The magic was gone.
Skip the reboot, just bury the man already.
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