“Spiderman: the Musical” Actually Happening
Comic books are quickly taking over Hollywood. Between this past year’s hits Iron Man and The Dark Knight and with a highly anticipated movie adaptation of Watchmen in the near future, it seems like comics are becoming a viable option for Hollywood.
But what about BROADWAY?
Well, apparently someone longs to test the ability of a mainstream comic to successfully adapt to the stage. Because, ladies and gentlemen, we are drawing ever closer to the premier of “Spiderman: The Musical.”
So, if Peter Parker running around dressing like Pete Wentz in Spiderman 3 didn’t do it for you, imagine your friendly neighborhood Spiderman swinging in to rescue the girl next door Mary Jane (rumored to be played by Evan Rachel Wood), while belting out a tune. And who better to put words into the mouth of Broadway’s Spidey than U2‘s Bono and The Edge? Honestly, folks, I can’t make this stuff up.
And apparently somebody’s taking it very seriously, because the production is set to cost roughly $40 Million. What does that mean? Well, “a weekly running cost of $1 million, [and the show] will have to run about 8,000 years in a Broadway theater just to break even,” according to the New York Post.
You know what could save this for me? Having Stephen Colbert play J. Jonah Jameson and belting out a song about how he wants pictures of Spiderman. After all, Colbert DID appear in a Spiderman comic earlier this year!
What do you think of the concept of a Spiderman musical? Would you pay to see it? Could you think of a superhero you’d RATHER see in a musical?