Apparently Spider-Man wasn't satisfied with webbing indie rock's finest. Now, Gotham's savior has nabbed members of one of the biggest bands in the world, U2, as musical contributors to Spider-Man, the Broadway musical, Playbill.com reports. Bono and the Edge will team with Julie Taymor (The Lion King) to write songs for the forthcoming musical.
A "29-hour rehearsed reading" will be held July 12-13 in New York City, but first, directors are seeking a young man with a "great pop/rock voice" for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, as well as a young lady for the role of Mary-Jane and "three teenage boys and one girl" for a the "Geek Chorus," which will "ritualistically retell the greatest Spider-Man stories." Rehearsals begin July 2. A spokesperson for U2 could not be reached as of press time.
It's not the first comic book collabo for U2: They contributed "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" to the Batman Forever soundtrack, and the video featured an animated U2, including Bono as his Macphisto alter-ego:
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