Judge Scoping Spidey Suit

A judge in New York City could soon elect to narrow the scope of a lawsuit over the Broadway production of “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark.”

Judge Katherine Forest is reportedly in the midst of deciding whether to toss out fired director Julie Taymor’s copyright infringement claim against the show’s producers, which include Michael Cohl, Bono and The Edge. Forest will also decide whether to allow Cohl and Co.’s counterclaims against Taymor to proceed.

Taymor was fired from the $75 million musical after delays, accidents and critical backlash left the production struggling during previews in early 2011. The show was rewritten and successfully reopened a few months later.