The Glorias Trailer

Gloria Steinem is an American icon, journalist, and social political activist who became the face of the feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now the story of her revolutionary life is getting an unconventional biopic from Across the Universe director Julie Taymor.

Inspired by Gloria Steinem’s biography My Life on the Road, The Glorias will tell the feminist’s story at various stages of her life, from her childhood years to the 1977 National Women’s Conference and several moments in between and beyond. And playing Steinem will be four different actresses: Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, and Ryan Keira Armstrong. Watch The Glorias trailer below for a peek at the movie. Read More »

The Glorias

Since directing 2007’s operatic, Beatles-inspired musical Across the Universe, filmmaker Julie Taymor has only directed two movies: 2010’s The Tempest, and a filmed version of her stage show Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2014. Now she’s back with The Glorias, a biopic of feminist icon Gloria Steinem which stars Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe, and more.

The film, like so many others over the past few months, was originally slated for a theatrical release, but amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Amazon Prime Video has scooped up the movie and will make it available for audiences to stream starting next month. Read More »

Fast and Furious 9 director

Earlier this week, we wrote about how there’s a chance The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray might not return for the upcoming Fast 9. But this is one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers, so somebody has to take on the tremendous challenge of leading the massive production as the series barrels toward its planned ending. Who could successfully shoulder the weight of a long-running film franchise yet still deliver an entertaining spectacle in a quick and efficient manner? I’ve come up with 10 filmmakers I think are up to the task, so read on for my list of who could be the Fast and Furious 9 director.
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Fight Club Musical

David Fincher has talked for many years about producing a Fight Club Musical on Broadway as a means to celebrate the film’s tenth anniversary. That 2009 date has come and gone, and still Fincher has continued to talk about the possibility. I’ve just assumed it was one of those dream projects that would never come into fruition. But the project seems to still be in active development, and with Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk doing press for the Fight Club 2 comic book series, we now have more details on the Fight Club Rock Opera.

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Man of Steel Concessions

Will Marvel show up at San Diego Comic-Con this year with Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Which member of The Expendables wants to be in The Avengers 2? Want to hear James McAvoy and Peter Dinklage talk about their roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Are Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. making cameos in Kick-Ass 2?

Has Terrence Howard added fuel to the fire in regards to the controversy over recasting his character in Iron Man 2? What did Kevin Feige have to say about Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3? And is Marvel going to make its own circus? Read about all this and more in the return of Superhero Bits! Read More »

Want to see a photo of Christian Bale on the set of The Dark Knight Rises? What’s the rumored next phase of the viral campaign, how many people showed up at a recent casting call and what is Michael Caine saying now? Has someone seen 15 minutes of The Avengers? And what did Mark Millar think of Green Lantern? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

How can you be a part of Zack Snyder‘s new Superman movie Man of Steel? What’s the best motion comic book of all time? Why did Ryan Reynolds have to encounter something big and green that wasn’t wearing a ring on the set of Green Lantern? Want to see an alternative costume from Captain America: The First Avenger? And what is Chris Evans like if you’re a flirty, cute, magazine reporter? Find out all of these things and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

For the sixth time, Spider-Man will be missing his cue. On Friday, producers officially announced that their now infamous musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, would be shut down from April 19-May 11 before reopening with all eyes set on a new opening date of June 14, a three-month delay. This is the culmination of several weeks of rumors and whisperings surrounding new creative voices influencing the show as well as the recent departure of director Julie Taymor, who had been working on Spider-Man for the better part of the decade. According to a press release, the delay is to rehearse and insert “significant and exciting revisions” into the show. Read more after the break. Read More »

What a strange beast Julie Taymor‘s Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has become. Despite scathing reviews and the negative publicity from injuries suffered by cast members, the show is doing huge business even as the official opening date has been pushed multiple times.

We’d heard recently that the show’s book might be reworked by a new writer (Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who has written Spider-Man for Marvel) and that additional work was being done on the music and other aspects. but now it seems that more drastic measures could be undertaken. The New York Times reports that the show’s producers are talking with Julie Taymor and music writers Bono and The Edge about extensive overhauls to all the major aspects of the show. One option going forward may be that Julie Taymor steps down as director. Read More »

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After the critical bashing endured by the yet-to-open $65 million musical Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark, the changes began happening quickly. According to the New York Times Broadway vet Paul Bogaev has just been hired to “help improve the performance, vocal and orchestration arrangements,” Bono and the Edge are currently writing new music and producers are talking to, but have not yet hired, veteran Spider-Man writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to re-work some of the book (Broadway speak for “script”). However, contrary to reports, the production has not hired a new director. And don’t forget all of this is going down just three weeks before the show’s fifth scheduled opening on March 15.

Also, in almost the biggest slap in the face yet, humorist and playwright Justin Moran has launched the Spider-Man Smackdown, an initiative to write, choreograph, compose and perform a Spider-Man musical for nothing and open it a day before Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. Read details about all of this after the break. Read More »