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Julie Taymore Spidey Lawsuit Goes To Court

Oh, the tangled webs we weave!

He's defeated Green Goblin and Doc Octopus, but Spider-Man's most persistent foe appears to be a U.S. District Court.

Julie Taymor's ongoing lawsuit against Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is, well, ongoing!

You might remember when the original writer/creator was canned from the $75 mil production last year or when she filed suit claiming copyright infringement of original work soon thereafter.

The judge is considering arguments from both parties' attorneys, trying to decide whether or not to admit certain pieces of evidence — including outlines written by Taymor and videos of the production in its entirety.

Attorneys from Taymor's side are confident with their case, claiming:

"[We've] never seen a case where someone made a more blatant admission that they were copying an earlier work."

Something tells us their viewpoint isn't completely objective!!

Sigh.

If only the Tony's handed out awards specific to court-room drama, Turn Off the Dark would be a lock!!

[Image via Joseph Marzuillo/WENN.]

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3 comments to “More Off-Broadway Drama For Spider-Man Musical”

  1. demode says – reply to this


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    Julie Taymor's lawsuit is going to cost her, one way or the other. No one is going to want to work with her again. In Broadway, you can't bite the hand that feeds you. I look forward to her future work in community theatre.



  2. 2

    This lawsuit has made Julie Taymor the laughing stock of the theater world she is done for. I can not wait for the tony on Sunday I am hoping they make a lot of spiderman jokes. This lawsuit is most ridiculous thing I have heard since they announce Spiderman would be a broadway musical.

  3. michelle says – reply to this


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    Check out (and like) an awesome interview with the talented Julie Taymor: