Bono, the Edge and acclaimed director Julie Taymor offered an energetic preview of their highly anticipated rock-musical adaptation of Marvel’s iconic superhero on Good Morning America Friday morning. Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is opening soon…
“The real question for us was, could we do it? Could we write songs that drove a story inspired by characters?,” Bono told the TV show via satellite from U2’s world tour. “It turns out it is actually harder to write songs about yourself than it is to write about other people.”
The long-awaited musical inspired by the Marvel Comics hero with music by Bono and The Edge, will open on Broadway in December after being caught in financial problems and delayed from a February opening.
One of the songs played on the show, “Boy Falls From The Sky,” sounded similar to U2’s rock sound, but Bono said there would be variety in the music.
“It swerves all over the road,” Bono said about the sound. “That’s the fun of it from a U2 perspective, you have got the big rock-n-roll tunes, melodrama, big melodies, there’s orchestral stuff too.”