Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spiderman...the Musical?

I've been sick for a few days now, but if I wasn't, this might have done it: Spiderman, the Musical? With music by...Bono and the Edge? Mom, we need more Flintstones Chewable Morphine...

Bono and the Edge of U2 are the latest mainstream musicians to pen songs for a Broadway show. They have teamed up with visionary director Julie Taymor to bring "Spider-Man" to Broadway next year. The show — titled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" — will tell the story of the superhero's origins. Beyond that there is no word as to which villains will appear, nor is there any official news of casting, though Evan Rachel Wood ("The Wrestler") may be starring.

I this on Sam Raimi and Spiderman 3. Damn Peter Parker and his Bob Fosse "jazz hands." Didn't we learn our lesson with It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!"?