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U2's The Edge Reveals More on 'SPIDER-MAN' Musical

UK's The Sun spoke to U2's The Edge and he revealed new information on the upcoming 'SPIDER-MAN The Musical'.

Along with his partner and U2 frontman Bono, The Edge discussed how the two have been working with Tony winning director Julie Taymor and scriptwriter Glenn Berger on the project.

Speaking for the first time about the project, the guitar icon revealed to the Sun that, "It is happening. We've written a lot of the songs at this point. It's in a pretty good state, and I hope it'll open this year. We're not sure where in the world, but most likely it will be in New York", he explained to The Sun.

For the complete article with The Edge click here.

The UK Times Online reported a few months ago that SPIDER-MAN the upcoming musical based on the Marvel comic book hero, will indeed take residency in the Hilton Theatre early next year.

"Spider-Man (Peter Benjamin Parker) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero, created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. The character first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), and has since gone on to become one of the most popular, enduring and commercially successful superheroes worldwide, and is arguably Marvel's most famous character. When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the series' main character. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a teenage high school student to whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate. Spider-Man has since appeared in various media, including several animated and live-action television series, syndicated newspaper comic strips and a successful series of films starring actor Tobey Maguire as the character.

Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, the first titled The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker character has developed from shy high school student to troubled college student to a married teacher and a member of the superhero team the New Avengers," state press notes.

Taymor, who won a Tony Award for directing the Broadway musical The Lion King and who is also known for equally visually imaginative films such as Titus and Frida, helmed the recent Metropolitan Opera production of The Magic Flute, as well as productions such as Juan Darien, The Tempest, and Oedipus Rex.

Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures.



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