RUMOR: Brendan Gleeson Joins SPIDER-MAN NOIR Cast In A Villainous Role

RUMOR: Brendan Gleeson Joins SPIDER-MAN NOIR Cast In A Villainous Role

A new rumor doing the rounds online is claiming that Brendan Gleeson (Banshees of Inisherin) has joined the cast of Sony Pictures' live-action Spider-Man Noir movie in a villainous role...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 04, 2024 10:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man

We got confirmation earlier this year that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a live-action Spider-Man Noir series for Amazon Prime Video, with Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent) set to play the hero after voicing him in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.

Now, Daniel Richtman is reporting that Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, The Banshees of Inisherin) has joined the cast as a villain.

We don't have much more to go on, but in the comics, Noir faces off against multiple redesigned versions of pretty much every classic Spidey foe, including the Goblin, Vulture, Electro, and Doctor Octopus.

If this is accurate - and Richtman has been spot on with these casting scoops of late - expect the trades to confirm soon.

The series will reportedly follow 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," but this take on the character is not expected to be Peter Parker.

Of course, the comic book incarnation of Spider-Man Noir is an alternate universe version (or Variant) of Parker, but this project may have decided to give the character a different identity to avoid confusion.

Oren Uziel will serve as writer and executive producer on the show, with Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and former Sony boss Amy Pascal also on board as executive producers.

Uziel is known for penning romantic actioner The Lost City, along with the likes of 22 Jump Street, Mortal Kombat, and The Cloverfield Paradox. He's also has writing credits on John Wick: Chapter 4 and the upcoming Borderlands video game adaptation.

Cage didn't reprise the role of Noir for the recent Across the Spider-Verse animated sequel, but is expected to return for the final film in the animated trilogy, Beyond the Spider-Verse.

The character was mostly utilized as comic relief in Into the Spider-Verse, but the comics are significantly darker, so it'll be interesting to see which direction this live-action show goes in.

"Spider-Man Noir, often simply referred to as Noir, is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Part of the Marvel Noir universe (Earth-90214), this alternate version of Spider-Man is a noir-themed take on the character and emerges in a version of New York during the Great Depression. While investigating a smuggling ring, Peter Parker is bitten by what seems to be a highly-venomous spider housed inside a spider-god idol. Falling unconscious, Parker has a vision of the spider-god promising him power. He then awakes inside a cocoon and emerges from it, now possessing super-human abilities similar to a spider."

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Fares - 7/4/2024, 10:39 AM
I'm seriously rooting for this one
Slotherin - 7/4/2024, 10:45 AM
This has potential.
NOID - 7/4/2024, 10:52 AM
I have high hopes for this… always wanted lord and miller to direct a live action spiderman movie but I’ll take them as producers
TheVisionary25 - 7/4/2024, 10:57 AM
I’m still hoping Nic Cage is playing the Noir variant of Peter Parker rather then an original character as rumored (which would make this not the Spiderverse version either).

I also wish this was animated but oh well , hopefully it turns out well in live action since it has potential..

Anyway , Gleeson’s a good actor and addition to this show if true!!.

I could see him as Noir Electro or perhaps even Noir Doc Ock.

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WhateverItTakes - 7/4/2024, 10:59 AM
Looking forward to seeing this.
McMurdo - 7/4/2024, 11:12 AM
Hopefully Sony doesnt botch this
theBlackSquare - 7/4/2024, 11:40 AM
@McMurdo - Hopefully this water won't be wet
McMurdo - 7/4/2024, 12:08 PM
@theBlackSquare - touche. The writer kinda sucks too.
DocSpock - 7/4/2024, 11:15 AM

I think this sounds GREAT!

And based on the 2 horrible ASM movies and the following 5 no Spidey Spiderverse live action movies, I have 100% faith that Sony will completely furk it up.

0mega140 - 7/8/2024, 3:59 AM
@DocSpock - twho good ASM movies.
DocSpock - 7/8/2024, 11:51 AM
@0mega140 -

ASm - bad. ASM2 - horrible

0mega140 - 7/8/2024, 9:20 PM
@DocSpock - ASM1 - good
ASM2- decent like spiderman 3 aged very well thanks to the awful mcu movies of iron kid.
bobevanz - 7/4/2024, 11:25 AM
I rewatch In Bruges every year, such a great movie, his chemistry with Colin Farrell is fantastic. So is Born on the Fourth of July
50ftNerd - 7/4/2024, 11:26 AM
I could really see Gleeson as a Noir version of Kingpin. Would go well with the pulp-era mobsters aesthetic the show will likely have
KaptainKhaos - 7/4/2024, 11:26 AM
I'm a simple man, I see an upcoming movie with Mr. Gleeson in it and I go see it
theBlackSquare - 7/4/2024, 11:38 AM
Would love to see him running around a greyscale cityscape, choking fools with his chopped off fingers.
Deadinside - 7/5/2024, 3:42 PM
@theBlackSquare -
That was so messed up...!
Maiming yourself just to get a point across...!☮️😜
MarkCassidy - 7/4/2024, 12:01 PM
I assume a lot of you have seen Banshees... thoughts?
RolandD - 7/4/2024, 12:55 PM
@MarkCassidy - No, but I’ll take a pint of what he’s drinking in the thumbnail.
mountainman - 7/4/2024, 1:07 PM
@MarkCassidy - Such a great dark comedy with amazing performances in it.
BlackStar25 - 7/4/2024, 5:22 PM
@MarkCassidy - It was a great film! Did not expect to love it.
MarkCassidy - 7/4/2024, 8:52 PM
@BlackStar25 @mountainman - yeah, I loved it, but I know a lot of people that didn't care for it at all and even a few who turned it off halfway through, and we would have similar taste it other movies. Clearly not everyone's cuppa tea... or pint of Guinness.
IAmAHoot - 7/4/2024, 12:02 PM
Oh man did I love The Banshees of Inisherin!

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S8R8M - 7/4/2024, 12:04 PM
I am looking forward to this!
TheVisionary25 - 7/4/2024, 12:05 PM
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Alucard28 - 7/4/2024, 12:20 PM
I loved the first Spiderman Noir run. I think they will make this version a comedy.
Spoken - 7/4/2024, 12:36 PM
I'm hoping he is a comic book character, but I have a feeling this will just be a new character for the series.
sheisthekey - 7/4/2024, 1:07 PM
This seems promesing
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TheRedLeader - 7/4/2024, 1:11 PM
Now that's an Actor. Capital A.
sully - 7/5/2024, 2:39 AM
Not having him as a Parker variant would be a cop out. At least make him an ancestor of a Peter Parker variant or something. Like, his great-great grandfather Frank Parker. Lol
DemonTweeks - 7/5/2024, 4:11 AM
please be good.... please be good

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