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Marvel Us Disney - How “Spider​-​Man Turn Off the Dark” went south

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start things off by talking about Robert Downey Jr.’ s very impressive payday for “Avengers: Infinity War.” Then Jim digs into the troubled production history of Marvel’s very first Broadway musical. Which – when it finally closed in January of 2014 – posted a record-breaking $60 million loss.


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

How Disney officials – while they’re obviously thrilled with the way “Avengers: Endgame” has been performing at the box office – are now reportedly concerned that this Russo Brothers movie may actually run out of gas before this Marvel Cinematic Universe film is then able to top James Cameron’s “Avatar” when it comes to worldwide ticket sales

How there’s finally been some movement on those elder abuse charges that were leveled against Keya Morgan (who had previously claimed to be a caretaker & business manager for the late Stan Lee) last June

How the way that ABC opted to promote the Season Six premiere of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” deliberately spoiled what was supposed to be this TV show’s big reveal / stunning surprise for the coming season

How Disney Theatrical actually had the opportunity to become a significant investor in / active production partner on “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,” but then made a deliberate decision to take a pass on this project

What the current status is of that Las Vegas production of “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.” Not to mention that radically reimagined/restaged version of this Broadway musical, which was supposed to tour arenas in the US & Europe


released May 17, 2019
Hosts: Aaron Z. Adams and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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