Natalie Portman won't do Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity after all. Plus…

Like Angelina Jolie before her, Natalie Portman passes on Cuaron's astronaut epic...but another star's in the running. Vincenzo Natali knows how he wants to depict Neuromancer's cyberspace. Idris Elba's taking on another Marvel role. Wallace Shawn joins Eureka. Spoilers alive! » 10/07/10 6:00am 10/07/10 6:00am

With great production values come U2's most hideous songwriting: first…

U2 previewed the first song from their Spider-Man musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark this morning, and...wow. It's much, much worse than we'd feared. Did you know if you fly too high, you can get too close to the sun? » 9/10/10 10:47am 9/10/10 10:47am

Fall movie preview: 10 movies we're sure will rule, and 10 that might…

It's been a mostly underwhelming movie summer. But fear not, moviegoers! There are still 10 movies left in 2010 that look set to rock your worlds, including Monsters, Skyline and Tron. And there are 10 more that, well...could surprise us. » 8/18/10 3:41pm 8/18/10 3:41pm

Who Came Up With The Spider-Man Musical's Goofy-Ass Name? It Was Bono.

Have you been wondering why the Spider-Man musical is called Turn Off The Dark? Apparently Bono, the musical's songwriter, came up with the name. Says director Julie Taymor: "It was a story that he heard about a child who would say to his daddy, he was sleeping, and instead of saying ‘turn on the light,' he would say… » 7/17/09 12:58pm 7/17/09 12:58pm

And You Thought The Spider-Man Musical Couldn't Get More Ridiculous

U2-scored Spider-Man musical Turn Off The Dark is reportedly courting Alan Cumming as the Green Goblin. Cummings wants $15,000 and two virgins per week. That's okay; director Julie Taymor's "unfamiliar with the word 'budget.'" » 5/15/09 2:59pm 5/15/09 2:59pm

The Future Needs a Big Kiss: U2 Are Science Fiction's Finest Band

In a crowd of Trekkies, gamers, cosplayers, and people who think The Dark Knight deserves an Oscar, there's not much you can say to incur loss of dignity. "I'm a U2 fan" might work, though. » 2/15/09 11:00am 2/15/09 11:00am

The Edge Spills The Musical Secrets Behind Spider-Man's Broadway Debut

Will we ever see the web-slinging wonder underneath the bright Broadway lights? U2's The Edge seems to think the Spider-Man musical could open in just a year, and he shares more details on its sound. » 12/30/08 4:11pm 12/30/08 4:11pm

Torchwood Revelations, And Spider-Man's Musical Foe

Spoilers are the fastest moving kind of news. Today: the Spider-Man musical gets a villain. Torchwood gets a synopsis, of sorts. Lost set pics! Plus spoilers for Dollhouse, Fringe, BSG, Doctor Who and Smallville. » 12/18/08 6:00am 12/18/08 6:00am

Singing Spidey Will Dance Across Broadway Sooner Than Expected

Julie Taymor's webslinging Broadway musical featuring Peter Parker has upped its release date to 2009 instead of the original 2010. Also, set descriptions and a review of the Spidey workshop between Taymor's old cast from Across The Universe » 9/23/08 2:41pm 9/23/08 2:41pm, Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess, have finally leaked out. I can't wait to…

If You Make Jazz Hands When Your Spidey Sense Tingles, This Is For You

Open auditions for the Broadway production of the Spider-Man The Musical will be held July 28th at New York City's Knitting Factory. The crew is looking to fill the part for both Mary Jane Watson and and Peter Parker. Auditions will be from 10 am to 5 pm and are open to both male and females between the ages of 16-20… » 7/18/08 12:41pm 7/18/08 12:41pm

Spider-Man Musical Will Be Circus Of Pain

Singing and dancing worked out so well in Spider-Man 3 that somebody felt we needed a more concentrated dose. The Spider-Man musical hits Broadway in late 2008 or early 2009. Director Julie Taymor wants to use Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, stars of her critically panned Beatles romp Across The Universe. You won't… » 11/21/07 1:30pm 11/21/07 1:30pm