As reported a couple days ago, the forthcoming Spider-Man Broadway musical has been having some major financing problems related to the majorly expensive cost of creating and sustaining the Julie Taymor production (with music by U2’s 2 better-known members). Today’s update in the Post pretty much sounds like the end for Spidey’s dreams of stage stardom. The actors have been released from their contracts, people who’ve reserved tickets early are getting refunds, and no replacement has been found for producer David Garfinkle, the Chicago lawyer who was expected to drum up whatever cash Marvel and Sony needed.
Of course this begs the question: what comic book would make the best Broadway musical? Spider-Man always seemed like something of an odd choice, but what about X-Men or The Fantastic Four? Any ideas? (Bonus points for picking a famous band to write the score.)