December 7th, 2010
09:35 AM ET
Director Julie Taymor is rushing to the defense of Spider-Man.
Though the musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has made headlines for its technical glitches, confusing plot, and numerous on-set injuries, Taymor isn't getting caught up in the web of negative press.
"It takes awhile to figure out all the things that could go wrong," she told CNN last night at the L.A. premiere of her new movie "The Tempest."
Since "Spider-Man" opened in previews on Broadway last week, several of the show's high-flying stars have gotten stranded in mid-air on cables during the performance, and actress Natalie Mendoza suffered a concussion after being hit in the head by a rope holding equipment.
"You’re supposed to get a few weeks to tweak things," added Taymor of the $65 million superhero spectacle, which is currently playing at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York City. "Our presales aren’t bad and we get standing ovations. I don’t like it [the media attention about it], but it’s not bad for box office.”
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