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Spider-Man musical gets rewritten

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Julie Taymor's troubled musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has already earned critical mockery of the most delightful order; New York magazine's Scott Brown deserves a prize for his writeup. ("As maximalist camp, it succeeds thunderously.") Producers are now acknowledging that between numerous injuries, way-too-entertaining reviews, and the involvement of Irish rock band U2, the show has serious problems; they've now hired comics writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to rewrite the script. Aguirre-Sacasa has worked on Spider-Man comics, won a Harvey (comic books' equivalent of the Oscars), and has a last name that makes me picture an enraged Klaus Kinski, so he's probably the right man for the job. Above, please see a picture of what does not at all look like a comic disaster. More on this as long as it remains funny.