Alice Cooper to play Green Goblin...

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  1. the G-man

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    …in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark?”
    • Alice Cooper is in negotiations to play the Green Goblin.
      I kid you not.
      The $85 million musical, which hasn’t returned one penny to its investors — including The Edge, an idiot for putting his own money in the show — is trying to hang on by casting a washed-up rock star to keep itself going through the dead months of January and February.
      It won’t work — but what a great idea!
      Alice Cooper. The Godfather of Shock Rock. A singer who used to have people’s heads chopped off in his act is going to join a show in which a chorus kid had his foot chopped off.

    The critic who wrote this is obviously not a fan. That being said, while I don't really have any interest in seeing this regardless of who plays Green Goblin, I think casting Cooper would be kind of neat.
     
  2. Christopher

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    In a classic Marvel tradition, I feel that anyone who joins the cast of that show should be greeted thusly:

    "Welcome to Turn off the Dark, Alice Cooper! Hope you survive the experience!"
     
  3. Gaith

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    It was my impression Turn Off the Dark has been selling pretty well. The economics of Broadway, AFAIK, are such that many major shows don't turn a profit until they've run for several years, with the expectation they'll run for several more... could be wrong, though.
     
  4. bbjeg

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    I don't know what to think of this. It's not a bad choice, but it isn't the best.
     
  5. Dick Whitman

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    I thought this was a bizarre movie casting rumor! lol
     
  6. Christopher

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    Come to think of it, isn't Chris Cooper playing Norman Osborn in the next movie?
     
  7. Captaindemotion

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    :guffaw: Maybe Bradley Cooper will be in the next reboot?
     
  8. inflatabledalek

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    Or maybe Mr. Cooper from Hanging With Mr. Cooper?
     
  9. sojourner

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    They could digitally resurrect Jackie Cooper to play JJ.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    Is it April 1 already?
     
  12. Dream

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    Is this stupid musical still being shown? :lol:
     
  13. the G-man

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    Well played, Sir. Well played.:techman:
     
  14. Professor Zoom

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    You aren't. It took Wicked years and years, and it sells incredibly well.
     
  15. RJDiogenes

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    I like Alice Cooper, but he's a bit long in the tooth to be Green Goblin. Unless this play is about the golden years of Spidey.

    When Norman turns into the Goblin, I wonder if he will sing "No More Mister Nice Guy."
     
  16. Pingfah

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    Alice Cooper was the first concert I attended without my parents. It was around about the time he was in Wayne's World.

    Great show, lots of gore effects and cool magic tricks, and of course music that ranged from genius to downright appalling nonsense.