Nicolas Cage to Star in Live-Action Spider-Man Noir Series for MGM+ and Amazon Prime Video

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Nicolas Cage, the Academy Award-winning actor whose credits include Face/Off, The Rock, Leaving Las Vegas, and other classic films, has been tapped to star in a new live-action series for Prime Video based on Spider-Man Noir, MGM+ and Amazon have announced. Echoing the noir-themed version of Spider-Man that was first introduced to Marvel Comics fans in December 2008, the new show will tell the story of an aging and down-on-his-luck private investigator (Cage) who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one-and-only superhero in New York, set in the 1930s.

The talent includes:

  • Nicolas Cage (Star)
  • Harry Bradbeer (Director, Executive Producer)
  • Oren Uziel (Showrunner, Executive Producer)
  • Steve Lightfoot (Showrunner, Executive Producer)
  • Phil Lord (Executive Producer)
  • Christopher Miller (Executive Producer)
  • Amy Pascal (Executive Producer)

Release info:

  • Domestically on MGM+’s linear channel
  • Globally on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories thereafter

Quotes from the executives:

  • Vernon Sanders, head of television, Amazon MGM Studios
    • “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.”
    • “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.”
  • Katherine Pope, President Sony Pictures Television Studios
    • “We are absolutely thrilled to have Nicolas Cage starring in this series! No one else could bring such pathos, pain, and heart to this singular character.”
    • “Along with our brilliant producers and partners at Amazon MGM Studios and Prime Video, we couldn’t ask for a better team to explore this reimagining of such an iconic character in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters.”

A description for Spider-Man Noir’s first issue:

The First Appearance of Spider-Man Noir! The year is 1933, and New York City is run by corrupt politicians, crooked cops, and suave gangland bosses like the Goblin. But when a fateful spider-bite gives the young rabble-rouser Peter Parker the power to fight back, will even that be enough?


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