Nicolas Cage is getting back into the superhero game.
The actor will be voicing the character Spider-Man Noir in the upcoming Sony animated movie, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," Business Insider has confirmed from a source close to the project.
Originally reported by Discussing Film, the addition of Spider-Man Noir in the movie proves we are going to get a deep dive into the different incarnations of the iconic Marvel character with this movie.
"Into the Spider-Verse" (in theatres December 14), which is produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller ("The Lego Movie," "21 Jump Street"), focuses mainly on Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) as Spider-Man and how he copes with becoming a superhero. (Morales took the identity of Spider-Man in the comics in the summer of 2011.)
But the movie will also have Morales crossing parallel dimensions, and along the way he will be interacting with other people who call themselves Spider-Man.
Spider-Man Noir resides in Depression Era 1930s New York City and was an apprentice to a newspaper reporter before being bitten by a radioactive spider that led to him having superhuman abilities. He's since taken it upon himself to fight the criminal underworld of NYC.
Like Miles Morales, Spider-Man Noir is part of the Marvel Noir alternative comic universe.
Cage is no stranger to superhero projects. He was the star of the "Ghost Rider" franchise and will be the voice of Superman in the upcoming "Teen Titans Go! To The Movies." And who can forget him almost playing live-action Superman in the scrapped Tim Burton project, "Superman Lives."
Business Insider has seen footage of "Into the Spider-Verse" (Spider-Man Noir was not in it) and Sony is certainly pushing the envelope with the movie's look and storytelling.
The animation is extremely sharp and is going to be raved about, and the way the story is going to be told is almost like a moving-image comic book. For example, during fights, words pop up on the screen like "Bam!" and "Slap!"
Sony had no comment for this story.
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