Alan Cumming Says Spider-Man Musical Is ‘Like A Lover Who Dumped You’

The troubled history of Julie Taymor’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” musical took another hit this week with the news that Evan Rachel Wood, the production’s Mary Jane Watson, had exited stage right after the premiere was pushed back. Currently scheduled for a Fall 2010 premiere, the massive production’s future remains somewhat uncertain, despite assurances from many involved (including U2 bandmates Bono and The Edge) that Spider-Man will eventually swing into theaters.

Even the show’s Green Goblin, Alan Cumming, seemed uncertain when we caught up with him on the red carpet at the recent Independent Spirit Awards.

“I think it’s going ahead,” Cumming told MTV News. “I’m waiting to hear if we’re definite.”

“It’s like a lover who dumped you and wants you back,” he explained. “You’re a little scared to go back in case they dump you again.”

While he wasn’t able to offer many details about the production, he did say that his Green Goblin and the new villain created for the production, Arachne, weren’t the only baddies Peter Perker’s alter ego would battle. He also promised that the project would offer audiences an entirely new theater experience.

“It will be stunning,” he said. “The set and everything will play with your whole idea of perspective and everything.”

Of course, the great power of a mega-musical experience come with great responsibility for its actors.

“I got the proposed dates the other day, and it said, ’Start Flying Rehearsals,’ and then two weeks later it said, ’Start Rehearsals,'” he said. “I was like, ’What?!'”

“I do like flying, though,” he laughed.

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