Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Casts Nicolas Cage As One Of Many Spideys--Report
Cage will play Spider-Man Noir.
Although Spider-Man fans will have to wait until next summer to see the webslinger in his next live-action movie, the animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is releasing in December. The movie will feature various versions of Spider-Man, and it has now been reported that Nicolas Cage might take on one of these characters.
According to Collider, Cage will play Spider-Man Noir in Into The Spider-Verse. This version of Spidey first appeared in Marvel comics in 2009, and as the name suggests, is a darker version of the character. The Spider-Verse is a multiverse containing different Spider-Men, and we already knew from last month's first trailer that there are at least three characters with Spider powers--Miles Morales, Peter Parker, and Gwen Stacey.
This will actually be the second animated superhero movie that Cage will lend his voice to this year--he also plays Superman in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which releases this month. Cage was actually close to playing the Man of Steel in a live-action movie back in the 1990s, when he was cast in Tim Burton's Superman Lives. However, that film ultimately never happened. Beyond that, Cage is known for movies such as The Rock, Leaving Las Vegas, and Wild At Heart.
Into The Spider-Verse also stars Shameik Moore (The Get Down) as Morales, Jake Johnson (Jurassic World) as Parker, Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) as Stacey, and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) as the villainous Kingpin, plus Mahershala Ali (Luke Cage), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), and Lily Tomlin (The West Wing).
The film is produced by The Lego Movie's Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with a screenplay by Lord. In a recent interview, Miller spoke about the movie's distinctive visuals. "This is a new, unique experience, and we are pushing the medium," he said, via Indiewire. "We're getting away with so much with this movie. It's a pretty wild style." Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14.
In related news, it was recently reported that Sony is developing a live-action Spider-Man spin-off movie based on the Korean-American superhero Silk. This is the latest in a number of films that the studio is looking to make, using heroes and villains from the wider Spidey universe; other include the Silver and Black and Morbius: The Living Vampire, which currently has Jared Leto attached in the lead role. The first spin-off, Venom, hits theaters in October.