Nichoas Cage has had a long history with comic book movie roles -- he was at one point attached to play Superman, he brought the Ghost Rider to life and he even played Hit-Girl's father Big Daddy in Kick-Ass. Well now, it appears the actor might be adding a new role to his list of comic book characters: Spider-Man Noir.
A new rumor has surfaced online courtesy of Discussing Film, suggesting that Sony has tapped the famous character actor to voice the alternate-reality Spider-Man in the Miles Morales animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The Spider-Man Noir character hails from an alternate reality seeped in the world of crime noir. The character debuted in 2009, and has crossed paths with the regular Marvel Universe version of Peter Parker many times. The character even appeared in the Spider-Man video game Shattered Dimensions, as well as in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series, where he was voiced by This Is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will introduce Miles Morales' Spider-Man to many alternate versions of Spider-Man, like Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man Noir. If the rumor of Cage is true, then the vigilante detective will have a familiar, raspy voice that will fit perfectly with this version of Spider-Man.
In theaters this Christmas, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse stars Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld and Liev Schreiber.