December 15, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
Director Julie Taymor revealed that they recently had a workshop of the Broadway musical version of "Spider-Man." Julie who directed "Across the Universe" is working on the show with U2's Bono and The Edge. At the recent workshop, Evan Rachel Wood played Mary Jane and her "Across the Universe" co-star Jim Sturgess played Spider-Man.
Julie told E!'s Planet Gossip , “We had a workshop reading with Jim as Peter and Evan as Mary Jane. I would love for them to do it. But I don’t know. It’s all about timing. Jim is new to the movie thing, and he has, like, four movies coming out.”
Julie also directed the mega-hit "The Lion King" on Broadway.
When I first heard they were turning Spider-Man into a musical with songs by Bono, I thought it was a bad joke. It looks like they are actually going through with it. Way to humiliate yourself.
Don't get me wrong the thought of a dude singing lame songs while wearing a spidey costume tickles my gay bone, but this just has disaster written all over it.