Julie Taymor has been holding casting calls for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark across the country, and while she still hasn't come any closer to revealing casting for Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson or new villain Swiss Miss, it seems she may be eying a big name for the role of the Green Goblin - none other than X2: X-Men United's Alan Cumming! According to a report in The New York Post, Cumming was seen in a production meeting with Taymor, where they were examining Eiko Ishioka's costume designs.

The big sticking point for bringing Cumming on-board seems to be about money, which makes sense considering the overhead for the show is looking to be between $900,000 to $1 million. Sony, who is producing the show, is looking to spend close to $40 million to create the show, but is reportedly looking to save on the weekly costs by limiting actor's salaries.

Veteran Broadway producers say that Cumming is probably worth around $15,000 a week on the Great White Way, but considering how much Sony is spending on this show, there seems to be no reason why Cumming wouldn't ask for more. Cumming is no stranger to superheroics, due to his role in X2: X-Men United, but he is also an accomplished veteran of Broadway, winning a Tony for his role as the Emcee in Cabaret in 1999.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to open on Broadway in 2010.

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