Singing and dancing worked out so well in Spider-Man 3 that somebody felt we needed a more concentrated dose. The Spider-Man musical hits Broadway in late 2008 or early 2009. Director Julie Taymor wants to use Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, stars of her critically panned Beatles romp Across The Universe. You won't go see Spider-Man: The Musical unless your family drags you to it, but you could still have plenty of cause to rue its existence.

The musical will be "a cross between a play, rock 'n' roll and circus," Taymor says. If it does well, it could spawn imitators, and even help drag superhero films back to the era of Batman and Robin. Taymor wants the musical to be based on the severely dated sixties comics, not the movies. It may also be bad news that Bono and The Edge from U2 are scoring the thing. If only the Julie Taymor who directed the bleak, jarring Titus would take charge of this thing, instead of the Lion King helmer.

Spinning A Spectacular Web With Spider-Man Musical
[Daily Mail]