After lending his voice to Superman in Warner Bros.’ animated Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Nicolas Cage is making the jump to the Marvel universe this December as he takes on the role of Spider-Man Noir in Sony’s own animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
If you’re unfamiliar with Spider-Man Noir, the character is an alternate universe version of Peter Parker from the 1930s, and Cage has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he’ll be channelling Humphrey Bogart as he goes full-noir for his role as the web-slinger.
“There are multiple Spider-Men in different dimensions that are kind of colliding together,” states Cage. “My character’s Spider-Man Noir. He’s really Peter Parker from the ’30s. I tried to channel those noir films with Humphrey Bogart, and have those kinds of sounds that he might make with James Cagney, or Edward G. Robinson, that kind of way of talking. I tried to give the character that. It was a lot of fun. I think it should be quite funny. The movie definitely has a sense of humor, and that’s a good thing because it’s good for the whole family.”
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the screenplay is by Phil Lord. The film is produced, in association with Marvel, by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set for release on December 14th 2018 and features a voice cast that includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage, Kimiko Green, and John Mulaney.