Friday, September 10, 2010

Spider-Man Musical. The First Look...

If you weren't already aware, the Spider-Man musical is coming to Broadway.  It's really happening.  The proof has arrived.  Subtitled the oh-so dramatic Turn Off the Dark, Julie Taymor's shiny new stage production features music from U2's Bono and The Edge, stars some lad named Reeve Carney as Peter Parker, and has loads of Taymor's trademark costuming. 

Today on Good Morning America, Carney popped over to offer the world a first taste of the musical's songbook.  It, well, it sounds like angsty U2 filtered through a semi-emo young man without purple sunglasses.  I'm not sure what to think of it, but I'd sure as hell rather watch this show than Green Day's American Idiot. 
While the plot includes the origin story, it launches itself in a slightly different direction from there.  Taymor promises timely environmentalism, with appearances and adapted variations of villains such as Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and the Sinister Six.  What else does she promise?  Dancing, flying,  and "cyber worlds".    Also, the above costumes.  Spikes much?

Are we pumped for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, or are we groaning?

[via /film]

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