Friday, May 15, 2009

Broadway's Green Goblin?

The rumor mills are churning, saying that Alan Cumming may be cast as the Green Goblin in Julie Taymor's "Spider-Man: Turn Out the Dark."

Alan Cumming is an inspired choice, visually at least. Now while I can see it, I'm not sure that Cumming can pull off the evil necessary for the character. I don't want to say it, but maybe Alan might not be 'butch' enough for the Goblin. That said, who knows what kind of production this will be. Julie Taymor has described her $40 million "Turn Out the Dark" as both a 'rock and roll musical' and a 'circus spectacle,' and frankly that scares me.

Perhaps Taymor will do to Spider-Man what Joel Schumacher did to Batman - only with singing and dancing. Let's hope not. Brrr...


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