Nicolas Cage to Star in Live-Action Spider-Man Noir Series

Nicolas Cage becomes a live action Spider-Man.
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Maguire. Garfield. Holland. And now, Cage.

In perhaps one of the coolest news in recent memory, Oscar-winning legend Nicolas Cage is set to star in Black, an upcoming live-action Spider-Man show at Prime Video. Cage previously voiced the character in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and will now bring the 1930s New York private eye to life. The move, in turn, adds him to the short and prestigious list of live-action Spider-Men.

Black tells the story of an aging, down-on-his-luck private detective (Cage) in 1930s New York, forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero,” the press release states. It will debut domestically on MGM+, followed by a worldwide release on Prime Video, and will be co-hosted by Oren Uziel. (Mortal combat) And Steve Lightfoot (Marvel’s Punisher) with Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, killing Eve) directing the first two episodes. They will all produce equally with In/through/beyond the Spider-VerseThey are Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Nicolas Cage starring in this series!” Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, said in a press release. “No one else could bring as much pathos, pain and heart to this singular character. 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.

So how will this all work? Will Nicolas Cage play the role of Spider-Man Noir? We doubt it, but it’s still beyond cool that an actor of his caliber is bringing a character he played in animation to live-action. He certainly didn’t have to do it, but we’re glad he did.

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