It’s a slow news day, unless you run an Avengers site, in which case it’s a OMG!!1! news day.
Spider-Man and former Sony co-chair Amy Pascal (who is producing the second Spider-Man reboot along with Marvel movie headman Kevin Feige) is transitioning from studio exec to studio producer, which means moving into a new office. There’s just one problem: it reeks of pot and has to be repainted to eliminate the stench. But Plantman is not the culprit; it’s Seth Rogen.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Sources say Pascal is unable to move into her new suite that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg most recently occupied because the stench of marijuana cannot be easily removed. The offices — a plum spot that once housed Pascal’s late boss, John Calley — will be repainted in an effort to eradicate the smell. Once Pascal moves from her current offices in the Irving Thalberg Building to make way for incoming motion picture group head Tom Rothman, she will move into temporary offices until the odor is sufficiently eliminated.
Rogen is an outspoken pot aficionado and once told Elle magazine: “I guess I could say I have a terrible case of I-wanna-smoke-weed-all-day.” Rogen and Goldberg’s neighbors had long complained of the smell emanating from their first-floor offices. One frequent visitor says the fumes could be smelled on the third floor of the building.
Regardless, Pascal is willing to wait. For years, she had insisted that if she ever segued to a producer’s role, she would want to take over Calley’s offices. It appears that the problem will require an industrial-strength solution rather than a bottle of Febreze, and Pascal wants it fixed properly, sources say. After all, she has a four-year deal — said to be worth between $30 million and $40 million — and will be spending a great deal of time in the space.
I included a link in the quote because if you like films you should really know who Irving Thalberg is.
So there’s your… err, remotely Spidey related… news for today!
EDIT: There’s a lot of chatter out there about Dylan O’Brien having already been cast as Spider-Man – and almost all of it is clickbaity. If we see something more concrete and substantial I’ll run it here. Just FYI!