In 2018, Nicolas Cage was officially introduced to the Marvel world as a Spider-Man variant known as Spider-Man Noir, a variant that comes from a ‘black and white’ universe – literally. His adaptation of that version of Spider-Man was an instant hit with the Marvel fandom, with many fans hoping to see more of the noir-themed Spidey in the upcoming sequel Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse.
However, fans may need to prepare for a slight disappointment in that regard, as recent news from Nicolas Cage via Screen Rant confirms he was not approached to voice the character again. During an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, Cage was asked a quick question about the Spidey flick while promoting his upcoming film The Old Way.
Nicolas Cage Talks Spider-Verse
When asked “What are the chances that we’ll see Spider-Man Noir, and you’ll be reprising that role one more time?”, Nicolas Cage responded “with the following.
“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.“Nicolas Cage via ScreenRant.com
Although this doesn’t explicitly confirm that Spider-Man Noir will be missing from the sequel altogether, it does confirm that we won’t be getting Nicolas Cage’s voice during the movie. This could very well be due to the countless amount of new Spidey variants confirmed for Across The Spider-Verse, but one could also argue why Noir couldn’t be squeezed in among the complicated web of variants.
Opinion On Spider-Man
While Cage delivered his answer during the Screen Rant interview, he also offered his opinion on the character Spider-Man plus compared Spidey to every superhero out there.
“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.“Nicolas Cage via ScreenRant.com
So, there we have it, Nicolas Cage might not be returning but at least we know that Spider-Man has now officially been called the “coolest superhero” by one of the coolest actors – that’s pretty cool if you ask us!
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse comes to cinemas on the 2nd of June, 2023.