Bono and The Edge from U2 talked about the upcoming spider-Man musical in an interview.
The Spider-Man Musical, slated to open in February, 2010 on Broadway, is certainly an odd outlet for a comic book project. That the music is being written by U2 seems even odder. Well, it doesn’t end there. According to an interview with Bono and The Edge on British radio, a new villain is being created for the show – a female – with Evan Rachel Wood on Bono’s short list.
But that’s just the beginning:
Bono also says that the Broadway versions of the Marvel characters are different from previous films and comics.
"Our Peter Parker is much more…not Kurt Cobain, but a kind of slacker, a more kind of shy sort of guy," adds Bono.
Guitarist the Edge also gives more details: "It touches on opera, it
touches on rock ‘n’ roll. There are some real character driven songs as
well, very unusual song types for us. It is a new challenge. The thing
is we don’t really like musicals. Most musicals are really pants.
They’re really not very cool. It is much more like opera than a
We’re actually not calling it a musical for that reason because we
don’t want to put people off. We just thought, ‘Well if we’re going to
do this we should do something that knocks it out of the park and hits
on every level with great tunes’."
Ummm. If you have to clarify that your character is not Kurt Cobain, he’s probably Kurt Cobain. And what the fuck does "most musicals are really pants" mean?
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Posted originally: 2009-08-21 14:12:54