Norman Osborn Cast in Turn Off The Dark

 Comic Book Resources published a press release on Friday announcing that Alan Cumming has been officially cast as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in the upcoming Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Broadway musical.  

Read the press release here.

NightcrawlerTurn of the Dark is not the first project Cumming has appeared in based on a comic book, particularly a Marvel Comic.  In addition to playing Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United he also starrred in the films Son of the Mask and Josie and the Pussycats.  Cumming is no stranger to the stage having starred in revivals of Cabaret, Design for Living and The Threepenny Opera.  While this isn’t the first time an actor has played comic book characters in separate productions it is more than likely the first time an actor has done so on film and on stage.

The release also mentions the casting of Evan Rachel Wood as Mary Jane Watson.  Evan Rachel Wood has previously appeared in such films as The Wrestler, Across the Universe and Practical Magic in addition to appearing in such television series as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The West Wing.  The Crawlspace has discussed Wood’s involvement in the Bono and Edge fueled musical here and here.  

More details as they develop.