Everybody knows and loves the U-2: the mighty US spyplane. But they may not be as familiar with Lockheed’s matte black ultra-high altitude reconnaissance jet aircraft–nicknamed Dragon Lady–has a beautiful sister: NASA’s ER-2 that I think of as Snow White.
The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is a beautiful spy plane that flies at high altitudes (70,000 feet in the air) to provide reconnaissance for the military. It’s also a pain in the ass to land too, requiring an actual chase car on the ground to tell the pilot how far the U-2 is from the ground. Here’s a Sploid video…
And the hits for the Spidey musical just keep coming. After a few weeks without any reported injuries, Julie Taymor's Spider-Man musical takes another swipe, this time from the New Yorker. Plus, more skits poking fun at the troubled production.
More trouble for Julie Taymor's Spidey musical. Natalie Mendoza, who plays Arachne, and sings five numbers (including the title track), is leaving the production after suffering from a concussion last month. Will this inspire others to jump ship? [NY Times]
The $65-million Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is not unlike eating a caramel-covered, poisonous arachnid. It's a deranged spectacle that's sweet going down.
The latest TV spots for the Spider-Man musical have hit the web. Check out footage of the high-flying stunts, Carnage, Kraven, and the gangster Hammerhead, who has been transformed into a macrocephalic parade float.
We thought the Spider-Man musical fiasco was finished, crushed to death under its $45 million budget. But it seems the sunglassed superstar Bono, who wrote the show's score, has stepped in to save the day. [New York Post]
Sounds like the rumors about singing Spidey's rapidly fraying money web are true. The $45 million musical written by Bono and The Edge, put the crew on hiatus and now the actors have been released from their contracts. The New York Post is calling it the biggest fiasco in Broadway history, and quoting experts saying…
Does the Spider-Man musical make your Spidey-sense tingle with possible lameness? U2's Bono and The Edge felt the same. They explain their change of heart in a video interview, which also shows off what may be the show's logo.
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.
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.
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…