I personally still can't get behind this one. On paper, it sounds like a total disaster. For one thing, the title is lame. Then there's the score by Bono and the Edge, which isn't necessarily bad but will it work with this kind of story? Then of course there are the numerous delays and casting changes, which of course casts doubts on the production. Finally, its a Spider-Man musical: can this work? I guess we'll find out in November.
If the show is a huge hit and turns out really well, Taymor could potentially have a really big year. In September, her newest film, the also-oft-delayed The Tempest, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and is receiving Oscar buzz already. Should both of her projects be critically and financially successful, this could be the year she really breaks through as one of the most imaginative directors working in stage and screen today. Of course, if they both bomb, she may never work again. So here's hoping for success.