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Origins Of Electro, "Spider-Man" Musical Loss

By Garth Franklin Thursday November 21st 2013 03:56AM
Origins Of Electro, "Spider-Man" Musical Loss

The viral site tie-in for "The Amazing Spider-Man" sequel, The Daily Bugle, has posted a 'news story' which seems to hint at the origins of Jamie Foxx's Electro villain character. The article states:

"Despite the outraged cries of protesters that have dogged the project since its inception, Oscorp Industries is set to flip the switch on the construction of an experimental hydroelectric power plant that could reshape New York’s power landscape.

Norman Osborn was unavailable for comment, leaving company spokesman Donald Menken to succinctly sum up the announcement, 'Oscorp's patented 'free-flow' power grid design will power the entire city for the next 20 years. Though fears of an impending city-destroying catastrophe are running high, Oscorp's stock still managed to climb after a week of tumultuous trading."

In other Spider-Man news, the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is set to close on Broadway on January 4th and sadly - it will be $60 million in the red according to a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/theater/spider-man-investors-shaken-by-projected-60-million-loss.html ">The New York Times.

Despite pulling in $203 million at the box-office since it began performances, the musical's $75 million budget and additional $1.3 million in weekly running costs has lead to this costly loss. In comparison, most Broadway flops lose a comparatively small $5-15 million.

A "sleeker" version of the musical is now planned for both Las Vegas and Germany.

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