One of these days, the Spider-Man musical is going to open and it’s going to be pretty incredible. With theatre genius Julie Taymor on board and songs by Bono and the Edge, people will be talking. That day won’t be for MORE than a year yet, but there is movement, Vulture reports. It looks like James Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, the stars of Taymor’s ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, won’t be playing Spidey and MJ, but a casting call has gone out:
In addition to Spidey and MJ, the show is also casting a third part, with this description:
Female, 25-35 years old [with] amazing rock vocals. Think Sinead O’Connor with a Middle Eastern/Bulgarian/Greek twist. Foreign, world music types are great, foreign accents are great.
This part seems likely to be the role of Arachne, described in a much earlier casting notice as a kind of chorus/spider spirit/dark goddess of vengeance, and easily the most Taymorian aspect of the show so far.
Fanboys will love it!