U2's Bono and the Edge have spoken about their forthcoming Spider-Man musical, starring a reimagined "slacker" Peter Parker. "It's not a straight take on the myth," the duo told BBC Radio 1. Oh, and don't call it a musical.
"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."...
"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. (Via Guardian)
So much... pretentiousness.... overbearing... neck tensing... gritting teeth... Peter Parker is not Kurt cobain... eyes filling with blood... band too stupid to realize the musical is beyond over-budget... rage... rage.... RAAAAGGGGGGEEEEEEE