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

Nicolas Cage is slipping on Spider-Man Noir’s trenchcoat in a live-action series at MGM+ and Amazon Prime called Noir.

Cage is reprising his role from the Oscar-winning animated sensation Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, only this time he’ll get to literally flesh out his character. The announcement was made ahead of Amazon’s upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday in New York.

“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 for 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.”

Noir is set to tell 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,” according to the logline. Casting Cage is obviously a major coup; it will be his first regular TV role in his long career.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Nicolas Cage starring in this series!” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “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.”

Noir comes from Oren Uziel and Steve Lightfoot, who serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. They developed Noir alongside the Spider-Verse super-team of Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and producer Amy Pascal, who will all serve as executive producers. They’re also joined by Harry Bradbeer, who will direct the first two episodes and executive produce.

Noir joins another Sony-Marvel project currently in development at Amazon, Silk: Spider Society, from showrunner Angela Kang. Amazon is said to have more shows in the works based on Marvel characters, of which Sony has the rights to more than 900 associated with the Spider-Man franchise.

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Featured image: Peni (Kimiko Glen), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Ham (John Mulaney), Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) in Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.


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