Bono and The Edge's SPIDER-MAN musical is set to have its Broadway debut in early 2010, according to reports.

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK will follow the story of the superhero's origins and feature original songs by the U2 members.

It will play at the Hilton Theatre due to the venue's space, with preview performances taking place in January.

Reports suggest that the musical is to be the most-expensive ever produced.

It is yet unknown who will play the web-slinging hero on stage, although JIM STURGESS is tipped for a role.

Actress Evan Rachel Wood is reported to be playing MJ Parker, Spidey's love interest, in the production and speaking before the recent Oscar ceremony she said she was "definitely" going to be involved.

In an interview with the TV Guide Network, the starlet hinted that production has been delayed, despite official statements to the contrary, reports the New York Times.

25/02/2009 17:29:06