When it was announced that Across the Universe director Julie Taymor was developing a Broadway musical based on Spider-Man, many of us dismissed it as some sort of practical joke. When it was revealed that Bono and The Edge from U2 would be writing the music, we dismissed it as a really elaborate practical joke. But the joke's on us, it seems, as Spider-Man: The Musical is increasingly close to becoming a reality. Taymor even recently brought in Universe stars Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood to workshop an early version of it. At a recent press event for his new card-counting flick 21, Sturgess recounted the experience:
"We just kind of saw it as a fun thing to do for two weeks in New York City, writing songs with Bono and The Edge about Spider-Man. By the end of the two weeks we'd performed an entire structure of what the play is going to be to Marvel Comics and people from Sony and stuff like that. So it's there and Julie's definitely gonna make it. Whether I'll be in it or not, I have no idea."
No word yet on how the musical's story will differ from the Spider-Man movies, but we're hoping Emo Spidey at least gets a cameo. We loved his moves in Spider-Man 3. Posted 03.17.08 by reelz