Nicolas Cage Set to Star as Live-Action Spider-Man in ‘Noir’


Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, who starred in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will soon lead a live-action Spider-Man Noir series on Amazon Prime Video. According to a recent Hollywood Reporter story, the streamer is moving forward with the project, in which Cage will don a suit and play a “aging and down on his luck private investigator in 1930s New York” with a secret superhero past.


In addition to confirming that Spider-Man Noir—or Noir as it is also known—will proceed, Prime Video also unveiled a synopsis for the show.


“The story of an aging and down on his luck private investigator in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero. NOIR, starring Nicolas Cage, is coming to MGM+ and Prime Video.”


Produced by Amazon MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Television, NOIR is a part of the growing Marvel universe that the streamer is actively creating. After working together on the Spider-Verse films, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are now leading the franchise as writers and producers. As a result, Noir is anticipated to be joined by titles such as Silk: Spider Society, which Angela Kang of The Walking Dead is currently developing.


“Expanding the Marvel universe with Noir is a uniquely special opportunity and we are honored to bring this series to our global Prime Video customers,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios. “The extremely talented Nicolas Cage is an ideal choice for our new superhero and the accomplished producing team with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal and the incredible team at Sony is dedicated to expanding this franchise in the most authentic way.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Nicolas Cage starring in this series! No one else could bring such pathos, pain and heart to this singular character. Along with our brilliant producers and partners at Amazon MGM Studios and Prime Video, we couldn’t ask for a better team to explore this reimagining of such an iconic character in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios.



Cage confirmed that a live-action Spider-Man Noir series was happening back in March during SXSW, with the actor declaring his love for the character.


“Well, I can say that we have been talking. It’s no secret that I love the character. I think the character provides another mash up of sorts. I can combine my favorite golden age performances, i.e. Robinson, Cagney, Bogart, with a character that is, I guess, widely considered [to be] Stan Lee’s masterpiece. I see it as a kind of foray into a pop art mash up of, sort of, a [Jungian] Lichtenstein, mash up by way of Bogart and Cagney, but nothing’s definitive yet. It’s just conversation.”


Cage voiced Spider-Man Noir in the critically acclaimed animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and is expected to return to the role in the finale, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.



Spider-Man Noir has not yet been given a premiere date.




Todd Fisher

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