Evan Rachel Wood has Left the Spider-Man Musical

March 13, 2010 by  

The big-budget musical, “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” has had a tentatively rocky beginning with difficulties securing funding and taking on a new producer last fall. The musical was originally planned to open this spring, but has been pushed back to “an official opening sometime around Halloween”. Due to the show’s changing schedule, Evan Rachel Wood, who plays True Blood‘s Louisiana Vampire Queen Sophie-Ann LeClerq, has had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.

Evan Rachel Wood was originally going to play Mary Jane (Peter Parker‘s love interest) alongside Reeve Carney as Peter Parker and Alan Cumming as the Green Goblin.  Casting is currently underway to replace Evan. The “technologically ambitious” show will include scores from U2’s Bono and the Edge and currently has a production cost of $50 million.

With such a beautiful voice, as we’ve seen in Across the Universe, it’s unfortunate that Evan will no longer be able to continue in what is sure to be an interesting musical.

SOURCE: Variety

(Photo credit:  HBO Inc.)