The impending Spider-Man musical (Spider-Man Turn on the Dark) makes me giggle with delight. It seems like possibly the worst and best idea I’ve ever heard. I love Julie Taymor, so I’m definitely going to see it, and the idea that Bono and the Edge are doing the music makes it even more intriguing.
The concept of a guy in a Spider-Man costume singing… it’s just beyond words.
I just imagine the entire show looking like this:
Although it’s already been announced that Evan Rachel Wood (who also starred in Taymor’s Beatles musical, Across the Universe) will play Mary Jane and Alan Cumming (another Taymor alum — he was in Titus) will be playing the Green Goblin, there has been no announcement as to who will be playing Peter Parker himself.
The super-cute Jim Sturgess has done workshops of the musical during its development, but so far has not signed on to be Spidey.
Which leads me to the following bit of amusing info. Writes a long-time reader from Norway:
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