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Nicolas Cage To Play Live-Action Spider-Man For Amazon

By Andrew Sanford | TV | May 14, 2024 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | May 14, 2024 |


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The Spiderverse Films (Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse and Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse) introduced the non-comic-reading public to the world of Spider-Man variants. There are Spider-Men (and women) of all shapes and sizes. Some are angsty clones. Others are Pigs. One is an automobile, aptly and hilariously named Peter Parkedcar. The animated movies have been huge hits with audiences and critics alike, and now one of their characters is making its way to live action.

One of the characters introduced in the first film was Spider-Man Noir. This version of Spider-Man wears goggles, speaks like an early 1900s detective, and is colored black and white. He fights crime with over-the-top intensity and a sweet fedora. Sometimes, he’ll let a match burn down to his fingertips just to feel something. Of course, he’s played by Nicolas Cage. Cage’s performance as the trench-coat-clad Spider-Man was beloved, and he’ll now take it to the small screen.

Deadline reports that Amazon has officially greenlit a new, live-action series featuring Cage as Spider-Man Noir. Oren Uziel (The Lost City, 22 Jump Street) and Steve Lightfoot (Marvel’s The Punisher, Shantaram) will act as co-showrunners, while Fleabag director Harry Bradbeer will direct the first two episodes. Uziel and Lightfoot worked with Spiderverse producers Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal.

“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 the head of Amazon and MGM television, Vernon Sanders. “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.”

Deadline says the show “tells the story of an aging and down-on-his-luck private investigator (Cage) in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero.” For now, it doesn’t sound like Cage’s Spidey will deal with any inter-dimensional shenanigans. But that doesn’t mean he won’t!