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- Posted on Jan 13th 2010 6:16AM by Johnny Dee
The $50m New York production of 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' was originally intended to hit the stage last year but the financial crisis caused funds to dry up. Now, it has been announced that the previews originally scheduled for Feb. 25 won't happen until an unspecified future date. Ticket holders are being offered refunds.
It's been a bad week for fans of the Marvel comic character with plans for Spider-Man 4, which was rumoured to be in 3D, also cancelled, with director Sam Raimi turning his back on the franchise following disagreements over the casting of a villain.
Speaking about their involvement in the Spider-Man stage production last Summer Bono said, "We were open to the idea of musical theatre but Spider-Man? That's a different thing again because that's comic books and there's a whole relationship between comic books and rock that goes back years. To mess with all these different aspects of pop culture and put them in a blender and see what could come out the other end."
Meanwhile The Edge admitted to being motivated by the story of Peter Parker. "It's a bit like every rock 'n' roll stars story in a weird way," he says. "Every rock 'n' roll star started out as the geek who was bullied in school and eventually their form of revenge was to write songs."
"I'm more of The Green Goblin," joked Bono. "Edge is the nerdy guy."