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Thursday 28 August 2014

U2's Spiderman musical has bit of an Edge

Bono has finally revealed new details of the long-awaited Spider-Man musical he is writing with bandmate The Edge.

The U2 rockers have written the music and lyrics for the Broadway production Turn Off The Dark, and Bono said their version of Peter Parker is very different from the comic book.

The singer said: “Our Peter Parker is much more ... not Kurt Cobain, but a kind of slacker, a more kind of shy sort of guy.”

According to Bono, the musical – set to open in 2010 – will have opera and rock ’n’ roll elements and will feature a new female villain.

He said: “We've got a new villain, it’s a girl. It’s a very extraordinary role. We’ve taken it to a much more dizzy place than you’d expect.”

And while he would give too much away about the actors involved, he did confirm American actress Evan Rachel Wood would play the part of MJ.

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