Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is reported to have added Nicolas Cage to its cast of voice actors, in the role of Spider-Man Noir.
The animated feature, that is set to release later this year, will serve as the theatrical debut of teen Spider-Man Miles Morales, and will see him begin to learn how to balance his normal life and his superhero life. When he runs into an adult Peter Parker, Peter immediately recognises that he shares his spidey senses, and takes Miles under his wing, reluctantly deciding to teach him the ways of being a hero.
As the title suggests, this film will introduce fans to the Spider-Verse, where more than one Spider-Man exists. And according to a report by Discussing Film, Cage is set to voice Spider-Man Noir in the film, who shares the secret identity of Peter Parker – but set in the 1933 Great Depression, as part of the Marvel Noir Universe. He receives his powers after he’s bitten by a spider that has been released from a mysterious statue. It makes sense for Noir to make an appearance, as both he and Miles made an appearance in the 2012 animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, that aired on Disney XD.
As far as casting goes, Nicolas Cage is an interesting choice. Perhaps along with his work on Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Cage is looking to do more voice work – especially in the comicbook genre that he is such a fan of. However, this is still just a rumour, so until we know for sure, we can just keep wondering who and what will appear in Into the Spider-Verse.