“Spider-Man Noir” Live-Action Series Coming to Amazon
A very different version of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging over to Amazon.
Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios are going to bring a live-action Spider-Man Noir series to the streaming service, based on a script from The Lost City and Mortal Kombat scribe Oren Uziel. The first time we met Spider-Man noir was in animated form in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (voiced by Nicolas Cage, no less), and the producers of that film, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the latter of whom also co-wrote the Into the Spider-Verse script) are developing the series with Uziel and will executive produce with him, alongside Amy Pascal.
Spider-Man Noir first swung onto the pages of a Marvel comic in 2009, and he operates in an alternate Noir universe in which iconic Marvel characters exist as, you guessed it, pulpy noir characters, all set in that most noir of decades, the 1930s. While still named Peter Parker, Spider-Man Noir is a hardboiled character, far from the sometimes goofy but ultimately heroic New York teenager we’ve seen in the past, who solves crimes and takes no guff.
This will be one of many Spider-Man-related stories that Sony and Amazon will be teaming up to tell, including Silk: Spider Society, from The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang. Considering Spider-Man is one of the most iconic comic creations of all time, with a slew of characters within his orbit (Sony says more than 900), you can expect a massive web of upcoming stories.
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Featured image: Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) in Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.