'Spider-Man Noir's Nicolas Cage Has "Had Conversations" About Returning

Nicolas Cage in Talks for Spider-Man Noir Comeback

**Key Takeaways**

– Nicolas Cage might return to his role as Spider-Man Noir in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
– Spider-Man Noir brings us to a 1930s New York, offering a unique perspective compared to the vibrant world of the Spider-Man we’re familiar with.
– Cage has shared his enthusiasm for Spider-Man Noir, highlighting the exciting blend of classic film influences with Stan Lee’s legendary character.

Nicolas Cage’s portrayal of Spider-Man Noir was a standout in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” This role showcased one of the many Spider-variants. These characters assisted a young Miles Morales on his path to becoming Spider-Man. Despite Nicolas Cage not appearing in the sequel, “Across the Spider-Verse,” there’s a possibility we haven’t seen the last of him in this role. He shared this in an exclusive interview with Collider at SXSW.

Spider-Man Noir is a unique take on the Spider-Man character, set in the 1930s. This version of Spider-Man is known for his black-and-white appearance. He operates in a gritty, noir-themed New York City. Unlike the colorful and familiar Spider-Man, Spider-Man Noir is a hard-boiled detective. He fights crime in a dark, corrupt world. This version combines superhero elements with classic noir fiction themes. These themes include moral ambiguity and a focus on crime drama. Recently, it was announced that the long-awaited “Spider-Man Noir” live-action series on Prime Video has appointed Steve Lightfoot as the showrunner. Fans are eager to see if Cage will reprise his role on the small screen.

In a conversation with Collider’s Steve Weintraub at SXSW 2024, Cage discussed his upcoming project, “Arcadian.” During this discussion, he was asked about the possibility of returning as Spider-Man Noir. Cage expressed optimism about returning to the role. He shared his deep appreciation for the character. Cage mentioned that Spider-Man Noir allows him to blend his favorite performances from the golden age of cinema. He mentioned actors like Robinson, Cagney, and Bogart. He views the role as a mix of these classic performances with Stan Lee’s iconic character. However, he noted that these discussions are still in the early stages.

Spider-Man Noir appears in the comics of the same name, which began in 2009. This series features Peter Parker in an alternative 1930s universe. In this universe, Parker, after being bitten by a mystical spider, uses his powers to fight crime during the Great Depression. The series combines the classic Spider-Man heroics with a gritty, noir world. This presents a starkly different narrative of the beloved character. The series is known for its distinct visual style and darker tone.

Keep an eye on Collider for more updates on Cage’s potential return as Spider-Man Noir and our complete interview with him about “Arcadian.”