When the $65 million Broadway mega-production 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' was entrusted to Julie Taymor, it seemed like nothing could go wrong. The Tony Award-winning director of the enormously successful 'The Lion King' was essentially a fail-safe to lead the biggest musical production in Broadway history. And with a score by living rock legends U2's Bono and The Edge, the show's destiny as a wild success seemed set in stone.

But Taymor's genius vision took on a life of its own before the first rehearsal even started, before the first nail was ever hammered into the set. One near-bankruptcy, one major cast overhaul, five delayed openings, four cast injuries (one nearly fatal) and a slew of scathing reviews later, the production looks nowhere near ready for its March 15 opening. And, according to The New York Times, the producers are in talks for a major creative overhaul, which might even include saying goodbye to Taymor.