As some of you may already be familiar, Peter Parker isn’t the only Spider-Man around. There are hundreds of different parallel universes in the comics, and each universe has their own version of Spider-Man. We know of Miles Morales, of course, but now there’s a universe where Nicolas Cage himself becomes a Spider-Man. What a world we live in.
That’s right, Nicolas Cage has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a version of Spider-Man in the 1930’s, dubbed “Spider-Man Noir”. Here’s the Wikipedia entry for him:
“In this reality, Peter Parker is an inexperienced yet idealistic apprentice of a respected yet troubled reporter, who is accidentally bitten by a illegally imported and highly venomous spider, while secretly investigating a smuggling ring of ancient spider statues, but instead of killing him, the incident imbues him with super-human abilities, similar to that of a spider.
Using advantage of his new abilities, Parker begins to wage a one-man war against the criminal underworld in New York City as a brutal and feared vigilante, known as the ‘Spider-Man’, partly to avenge the death of his uncle: Ben Parker, at the hands of the city’s major crime lord: Norman Osborn.”
Cage has established himself to be a massive comic book fan, having once been pegged to play Superman in the cancelled Tim Burton-directed Superman Lives. He has also played the Ghost Rider in both the live-action movie and its sequel. To add icing on the animated cake, he will be providing the voice of the Man of Steel himself in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies later this year.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse lands in cinemas on December 14th. Directed by LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the film will focus on the Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) version on Spider-Man, mentored by the more popular and original webhead Peter Parker (Jake Johnson). Other cast members include Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali and Liev Schreiber.
Source: Slash Film