Friday, October 26, 2012

Spider-Man & Safety This Halloween

Pretty great campaign reminding kids to be safe this Halloween. Plus, Reeve's looking great:

AP via Yahoo! News: Reeve Carney, who plays the hero in the hit musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Robert Cuccioli, who currently plays the Green Goblin, put aside their substantial comic book differences Thursday — and apparently any sense of irony — to team up and offer tips about keeping kids safe this Halloween.

Flanked by four costumed villains from the show and representatives from the city's fire and police departments, the actors reminded parents to examine all Halloween candy and never eat any unwrapped treats, ensure children wear flame-retardant costumes and masks that never impeded their ability to see and hear, and avoid strangers or unfamiliar houses.

"We've had our differences. Unfortunately many of those played out in the public eye," said Cuccioli during the press conference outside the Foxwoods Theatre with Spider-Man. "But if there's one thing we can agree on, it's public safety, especially during Halloween."

The advice was somewhat comical coming from a show that had a rocky start safety-wise before it settled down to become one of Broadway's top earners and earning two Tony Award nominations. Four of the show's "Sinister Six" milled about in full costume — ones that would make any trick-or-treater green with envy — including an actor playing the very unsafe-looking Swiss Miss, complete with rotating blades. The other characters were Kraven the Hunter, Swarm and Carnage.

Cuccioli joked that the reason Lizard and Electro were missing was the former had poor cellphone service in the sewer, and that the latter was probably "charging his Prius somewhere."
Asked what he was going to wear this Halloween, Cuccioli joked, "I'm going to go as a human."

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