First Song from Spidey Musical SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK; Plus a First Look at the Costumes

     September 10, 2010


If you didn’t much care for emo-Peter Parker in Spider-Man 3, it’s looking like the Julie Taymor-directed Spider-Man musical, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark won’t be to your liking.  This morning on Good Morning America, Spider-Man/Peter Parking actor Reeve Carney performed the song “Boy Falls from the Sky” which was written by U2′s Bono and The Edge.  It sounds a lot like U2′s recent output (i.e. terrible).  The production has been plagued with problems and producer Michael Cohl told the New York Times that he’s doubtful he’ll recoup the musical’s $50-60 million budget.

Also, the costumes for Green Goblin and new villain “Swiss Miss” have also gone online and after seeing them and hearing this song, I’m also doubtful Turn off the Dark will recoup its $50-60 million budget.  Hit the jump to check out the costumes and watch a video of Carney’s performance on GMA.  Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark will debut November 14 on Broadway’s Foxwoods Theatre.  I wonder how many Spidey nerds will turn up out of morbid curiosity.

Video via Comics Alliance.

Image via Splash Page.


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  • Anonymous

    What eff are those costumes. lol The silver one looks like something from Reboot.

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  • Dryer

    looks more like the “gay” goblin lol

  • TheDenominator

    “U2′s recent output, (i.e terrible)”

    Nice to know there’s a bit of objectivity there Matt. You may not realise this, but there are actually quite a number of people who like U2′s music, even their recent album. Personall I like the song.

    However I will agree the costumes look like shite :P

  • InfiniteMonkey

    Why the Hell is there a bloody musical of Spiderman?

    …I know, I know…because they can! But why? LOLz!

  • Guest

    What the…? The costumes are awful…
    The song doesn’t bother me, though.

  • Liam

    SWISS MISS??? Really?


  • izikavazo

    I’m working extremely hard to ignore the many things about this situation that I hate, but Reeve Carney! That was a great choice.

  • Dogg

    Wow, they should just pass out amyl nitrate at the door.

  • Dogg

    Wow, they should just pass out amyl nitrate at the door.

  • Excpired

    Yeah the song sounds like crap, but it could be more a result that U2 isn’t performing the song rather than it being that the actual song sucks.

  • TragicVillain

    Hahaha oh man. This will be the unintended comedy smash of Broadeay.

  • TheTrickster

    Anyway, It was never a good idea,

  • Anonymous

    I like the song. Why does it seem like is dude trying to sound like Bono though? The Costumes are horrible. All they had to do was go for a more faithful costume seeing as everyone but I enjoyed Gobbie’s costume from the original film. I understand that in musicals everything has to be big and bright for the audience and all, but damn, Cats seemed to have an understanding of subtlety…

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