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Bono, Edge continue to plug bankrupt Spider-Man musical

Turn off the dark pleaseSomeone needs to get on the phone and let Bono and The Edge know that their Spider-Man musical done lost all its money and ain’t gonna be happening anytime soon. Cause they’re still plugging the blasted thing over at The Guardian:

“We don’t really like musicals,” the Edge said. “Most musicals are really pants. They’re really not very cool.” Instead, they suggest people use a much more cool term: opera. “It touches on opera, it touches on rock’n’roll … It is much more like opera than a straight musical.”

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“We made one rule for ourselves,” the Edge said. “That we would never have Spider-Man singing. A guy singing in tights can’t happen.” That’s not the case for love-interest Mary Jane, to be played by Evan Rachel Wood, or for the “extraordinary” – and as-yet unannounced – female villain. But even if Spider-Man might not be singing, it seems likely his alter ego, Peter Parker, will warble a rock aria or two. And yet theirs is not the typical Peter Parker, according to Bono. Parker “[is] not [quite] Kurt Cobain, but a kind of slacker, a more kind of shy sort of guy,” he said.

See, now I was feeling kinda sad that the show had gone south until I read that quote. Now I’m glad it failed. (via Topless Robot)

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As someone who loves Spider-Man, U2 and musical theater, I must say, I cried myself to sleep when I found out this fell through. I’m still sniffling a little too.

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