He Came to Dallas to Save Superman. Now, Maybe, He's Off to N.Y. to Rescue Spider-Man.
|Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, playwright and Big Love staff writer, at the Dallas Theater Center during Superman rehearsals last year|
It's none other than Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Big Love writer who's already had stints on Fantastic Four and Spider-Man titles at Marvel and who spent much of '09 and '10 flying between Dallas and L.A. to put a new shine on the Man of Steel. The trade says no deal's in place, but that it's "likely." Funny thing is: Moriarty and Aguirre-Sacasa -- along with Lee Adams and Charles Strouse, who added new songs to DTC's revisal -- always saw their Superman (which Elaine loved) as its own Broadway contender (though, inexplicably,. DC Comics wasn't particularly warm to that idea).
They also eyed Broadway's Spider-Man as competition, wanting to prove, if nothing else, that they could do more with less down in Dallas. As Strouse told me in May, "The most expensive show dreamed of is Spider-Man. So it's really a battle -- in our minds, at least -- between the giants. And we know who's going to win. Nobody beats Superman, and nobody ever will."