February 23, 2004
posted by: m2
After a few weeks of chasing down rumors about U2's plans to do a song for a "major superhero movie" this summer, we've reached a point where we're confident in reporting that -- if it happens -- it will be for the Spiderman 2 film, not for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow as was previously suggested on various web sites.
We've received reports (which we've been unable to confirm to date) that Bono met with a high-ranking member of the Spiderman 2 production team in New York City on or about October 10-11 of last year. (The report is immediately credible because Bono was in New York for appearances related to the AIDS/Africa campaign on October 8th and 9th.) As we're told, Bono was shown a very early and unfinished version of Spiderman 2 at Sony headquarters, and left the screening very enthusiastic about what he saw. We're told he even sung a few lines of the song he thought would be appropriate as the movie's theme.
Beyond that, we've also heard two other rumors about U2's possible association with a major superhero film this summer, and both focus on Spiderman 2. One of those rumors, however, suggests that the band hasn't committed to contributing a song yet, and wants to focus on their own album before committing time to the movie soundtrack.
The movie, by the way, will be out in the U.S. on July 2nd.