NOIR Casts NEW GIRL Star As The Daily Bugle's Robbie Robertson And Gets A New SPIDER-MAN-Themed Title

NOIR Casts NEW GIRL Star As The Daily Bugle's Robbie Robertson And Gets A New SPIDER-MAN-Themed Title

It's been confirmed today that MGM+ and Prime Video's Noir has been given a new title that better connects the upcoming TV series to Spider-Man. Robbie Robertson has also been cast! Find more details here.

By JoshWilding - Jul 09, 2024 01:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man
Source: Deadline

Deadline has confirmed that Prime Video's Noir has a new title: Spider-Noir. Noir was a strange name for the series, but adding "Spider" better connects it to Spider-Man, without mentioning the wall-crawler who currently resides in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"Spider-Man: Noir" would have arguably been a more fitting title, but it appears Sony can only have one live-action Spider-Man on screen at a time (it's already been confirmed that Nicolas Cage won't be playing Peter Parker in the show).

Regardless, the trade has also shared the news that actor and comedian Lamorne Morris (Fargo, New Girl) has been tapped as a series regular. He'll play fan favourite supporting character Robbie Robertson.

This version of The Daily Bugle Publisher is described as "driven, hard-working, and won’t take no for an answer. A dedicated journalist trying to make it with the odds stacked against him as a black professional in 1930s New York, he takes on riskier stories that no one else would touch in order to catch attention and a paycheck. He is willing to do whatever is necessary for his career."

Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat) and Steve Lightfoot (The Punisher) are co-showrunners, while Harry Bradbeer is set to direct, and executive produce the first two episodes of the series.

The last time we saw Robbie on screen was in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy where he was played by the late Bill Nunn.

"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," Vernon Sanders, Head of Television for Amazon MGM Studios, said when the series was first announced.

"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."

Few official details about Spider-Noir have been revealed, though Cage has confirmed it was run for 8 episodes and pit the wall-crawling P.I. against monsters. 

We also know that the Prime Video series tells the story "of an ageing and down on his luck private investigator (Cage) in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero."

Stay tuned for further updates on Spider-Noir as we have them. 

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narrow290
narrow290 - 7/9/2024, 1:43 PM
This sounds fantastic! Is that Leon Edwards?
narrow290
narrow290 - 7/9/2024, 1:43 PM
I trust Lord & Miller
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 7/9/2024, 1:48 PM
Can't they call it Spider-Man: Noir? Are they not allowed?

Anyway, the Daily Bugle...
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Hope we see Betty Brant as the classic His Gal Friday, 1940s Lois Lane type and Liz Thompson as a femme fatale.
FlixMentallo21
FlixMentallo21 - 7/9/2024, 2:57 PM
@ObserverIO - You mean Liz Allan, right? Or Felicia Hardy?
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 7/9/2024, 3:19 PM
@FlixMentallo21 - Liz Allan. Or Liz Osborn or Liz Toomes. Same gal.

I think we're gonna probably be getting some Felicia Hardy in Spidey 4, so I'd leave her for later seasons, once the movies are done with her.
HerrmanM
HerrmanM - 7/9/2024, 1:54 PM
Mmm Robbie lookin like silky milky chocolate! Nic Cage can shoot his webs all ova mah face!
Order66
Order66 - 7/9/2024, 1:55 PM
Meh
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 1:58 PM
Interesting choice for a younger Robbie but cool nonetheless…

I like Lamorne though I have personally seen him in mainly more comedic roles so it will be nice to see him stretch his dramatic chops!!.

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Anyway as someone who hasn’t been a fan of Sony’s live action Marvel offerings recently , this does have me intrigued even if I still don’t like them using an OC apparently rather than Peter Parker.

However , honestly liked Noir better then Spider-Noir though , at that point just point the “Man” there too imo.
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 7/9/2024, 2:04 PM
“….who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero.”

Does this mean he’s not suited up?
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 2:05 PM
@SuperJefe - probably not at the beginning but might suit up during the show , likely early on

Maybe a past villain comes back?
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 7/9/2024, 3:48 PM
@TheVisionary25 - eh…the old “they keep pulling me back in” ….? I’d rather him just be a superhero dealing with maybe wanting to retire, or feeling old, but not having given up the mantle and just become a PI.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 4:50 PM
@SuperJefe - to each their own

I feel like it fits the Noir vibe him being a P.I already but we’ll see.

I’m certainly more intrigued by it Sony’s other recent live action stuff.
SuperJefe
SuperJefe - 7/9/2024, 4:53 PM
@TheVisionary25 - True haha plus it’s a series with Nic Cage so really that’s enough to watch
DocSpock
DocSpock - 7/9/2024, 2:33 PM

It’s hard to describe how low my expectations are for this.

BillyBatson1000
BillyBatson1000 - 7/9/2024, 2:55 PM
I get these vibes.

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elcapitan
elcapitan - 7/9/2024, 3:22 PM
"but it appears Sony can only have one live-action Spider-Man on screen at a time (it's already been confirmed that Nicolas Cage won't be playing Peter Parker in the show)"

This is so dumb. Do they think we're incapable of knowing the difference between Nic Cage and Tom Holland? They are clearly different versions of the same character. Studios need to stop treating audiences as dumb.
kazuma
kazuma - 7/9/2024, 3:22 PM
I love the Noir series and I'm excited for this. I kinda hope they go black & white with it.
TheLobster
TheLobster - 7/9/2024, 3:38 PM
Lamorne Morris is great! Stoked to see him getting added to this.
Webster614
Webster614 - 7/9/2024, 3:44 PM
This sounds like it's gonna be shit. Why not use Peter Park (unless it's a rights issue)? Just knowing Sony is running this has me with one foot out the door already.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 4:02 PM
@Webster614 - yeah but Lord ,Miller and Lightfoot give me confidence personally so it’s a wait & see I guess.

Also I think it is due to the shared rights issue in live action with the Sony/Marvel deal.
BobGarlen
BobGarlen - 7/9/2024, 5:13 PM
I bet instead of Peter Parker, his Spider-Man will be Ben Parker.
SodaBurps
SodaBurps - 7/9/2024, 5:54 PM
He was my favorite character in the latest season of Fargo! Great casting!
FusionWarrior
FusionWarrior - 7/9/2024, 9:20 PM
Allright

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