Nicolas Cage has revealed that he will not be reprising his acclaimed supporting voice role as Spider-Man Noir from the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” in that film’s upcoming sequels.
Cage portrayed the monochromatic character who came from a 1930s-noir style universe. He has an old-fashioned perspective and spoke like one of Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler’s iconic detective characters with lines like “Wherever I go, the wind follows. And the wind… smells like rain”.
‘Spider-Verse’ is getting two follow-ups with the first, “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse,” arriving this year and featuring a ton of Spider heroes from across the multiverse. This includes the returns of first film characters like Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), and Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac).
In an interview with Screen Rant promoting his new western film “The Old Way,” Cage shared the disappointing news saying he would love to revisit the character but they haven’t asked him about it:
You’d have to ask Sony. I don’t know what’s going on with that. No one’s spoken to me about that. Ask them. I don’t know. I really don’t. I wish they would. I love Spider-Man Noir, too. I think that’s a great character. Spider-Man’s the coolest superhero. And then you combine that with Cagney and Bogart and Edward G. Robinson, come on, it’s a great character.”
“Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” is expected to include countless Spider-Men with references to some of the most obscure takes on the character, but it looks like some of the supporting characters from the first won’t be joining them.
“Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse” is set for a theatrical release on June 2nd this year and will be followed by “Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse” in Summer 2024.