SPIDER-MAN: NOIR Star Nicolas Cage Reveals Episode Count And Confirms "Monsters Are Involved"

SPIDER-MAN: NOIR Star Nicolas Cage Reveals Episode Count And Confirms "Monsters Are Involved"

Nicolas Cage will once again suit up as a superhero in Prime Video's Spider-Man: Noir TV series and the actor has now broken his silence on the project, calling it "popcorn entertainment." Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Jul 09, 2024 04:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Spider-Man
Source: The New Yorker

We recently learned that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Nicolas Cage will reprise his role in Noir, a Prime Video series telling the story of an ageing and down-on-his-luck private investigator in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city's only superhero.

Now, Cage has broken his silence on the project in a recent interview with The New Yorker after being asked about his Hollywood influences.

"Well, I mean, the fantasy would be that I could try to aspire to be something more Golden Age," he started. "You know, something more like James Cagney or Humphrey Bogart. Or Hedy Lamarr or Bette Davis. I wanted to have that kind of aura, you know, like the more enigmatic, you don’t know too much."

"We’ll see what happens if I do this Amazon show [“Spider-Man Noir”], and they put me in black-and-white. We’ll see if we can get some of that flavor."

Asked about his first proper foray into television, Cage added, "I saw Bryan Cranston in 'Breaking Bad' stare at a suitcase for half the episode. I thought, 'We don’t have time to do that in movies.' So that to me seemed like an opportunity to open it up a little. I don’t know if the project [Noir] that I’m exploring has room for that. I think this is a much more sort of popcorn-entertainment episodic."

He'd go on to say that the live-action Spider-Man TV series consists of "eight episodes" and described it as "more of a Pop-art mashup, like a Lichtenstein painting" with "some sparkle to it."

However, despite playing this unique Spidey Variant, Cage was quick to make it clear, "I don’t like violence." He then explained, "I don’t want to play people who are hurting people. One of the things that I like about this potential show is that it’s fantasy. It’s not really people beating people up. Monsters are involved."

The mention of monsters lines up with what we've heard from various scoopers about the series and it sounds like Cage is bracing himself to see some action as the web-slinger because he confirmed, "I have to slip out after this to go get a scan done for the show, and then also for the movie I’m doing after the show. Two scans in one day!"

Given Sony's apparent inability to make a good live-action Marvel movie without Kevin Feige's assistance, it's going to be interesting to see how Noir comes together. Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat) and Steve Lightfoot (The Punisher) are co-showrunners and developed the series with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal, who will executive produce the series.

Noir doesn't currently have a confirmed premiere date.

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Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 7/9/2024, 4:58 AM
This could be cool as hell, i always wondered why Sony never made their own Spiderman live action shit but without Peter Parker since he is tied with MCU and under contract with MS (i reckon?).

Like, for real, forget about Miles, just even Spiderman 2099 or Scarlet Spider would do the trick.
WhatIfRickJames
WhatIfRickJames - 7/9/2024, 5:36 AM
Antone else read this article in Nicolas Cage’s voice or is it just me?
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 5:40 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - nope , I did too.
S8R8M
S8R8M - 7/9/2024, 5:55 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - haha I did. Mine was similar to Castor Troy.
Fares
Fares - 7/9/2024, 7:14 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - caught in the act
AC1
AC1 - 7/9/2024, 6:03 AM
The only time Sony seems to be able to get any kind of Spidey-related property right without Kevin Feige is when they've got Lord and Miller involved instead, so I'm cautiously optimistic about this series even if they do end up taking some liberties from the source material due to rights issues such as not being able to name the character Peter Parker which I'm sure was reported when this series was first announced as being in development.

Also interesting that he mentions the scans are for the series and for a movie he's doing after the show - I know he's suggesting they're totally separate but could it be possible that this version of Noir might end up appearing in Secret Wars?
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 6:10 AM
@AC1 - I doubt him showing up in Secret Wars but anything is possible

It is unfortunate that it seems like he won’t be Peter Parker but an original character because of course I would have had that even if it is an older incarnation.

I have a feeling it will be a loose adaptation but oh well , just hope it turns out well on its own!!.
AC1
AC1 - 7/9/2024, 7:00 AM
@TheVisionary25 - yeah with Lord and Miller involved I'm fairly confident it'll be good in its own way even if it's a loose adaptation!
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 7:02 AM
@AC1 - yeah , fingers crossed!!.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 7/9/2024, 6:04 AM
The mention of “monsters” being involved isn’t really surprising since if you are familiar with the comic version of the character and his world , he does face some counterparts to the 616 villains that are more inhuman so to speak…

Characters like Norman Osborn who was born with a skin disorder and was a circus freak that became a crime boss under the moniker “The Goblin” or Vulture who was one of his enforcers in that reality that was a cannibal aswell (idk if they’ll do that dark but we’ll see) hence there is precedent for it.

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Anyway even as someone who hasn’t been a fan of Sony’s live action Marvel offerings as of yet , I am intrigued by this due to the creative team involved for the most part so fingers crossed!!.
dragon316
dragon316 - 7/9/2024, 7:20 AM
Wonder what Stan lee will think about Spider-Man noir he’s old school type who says heroes don’t use guns villians and anti heroes use guns who is cable, bishop, war machine, iron man use gun in his hands and chest fight villains anything shoots things lasers bullets damage to things is consider gun Ironman war machine are walking guns use armor for goood
Nolanite
Nolanite - 7/9/2024, 7:31 AM
All I could think of while reading this was Castor Troy.
Nolanite out
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 7/9/2024, 9:32 AM
I wonder how they will pull this off considering how old Cage is. Will they try to make him younger and use a lot of stuntmen?

I thought it was gonna be animated at first.
newhire13
newhire13 - 7/9/2024, 1:15 PM
I wonder how he really feels about Kick-Ass considering the amount of violence.

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