Spider-Man Noir was one of the central figures in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. For some reason, the monochromatic web-slinger was noticeably absent in the trailers for the upcoming sequel. Now, we finally know why.
Nicholas Cage, who voiced the superhero in Into the Spider-Verse, was surprised his character wasn't in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The actor claims he has no information regarding the absence of Spider-Man Noir. But, while Spider-Man Noir may not be in Across the Spider-verse, new information suggests he's getting something better. Variety reports that the 1930s version of Spider-Man will be getting his own live-action TV show on Amazon Prime Video.
The yet untitled Spider-Man spin-off will reportedly be set in 19030’s New York City and follow an older and grizzled Spider-Man. According to a source familiar with the TV show, the show will be self-contained and not linked to any other Spider-Man project.
Spider-Man Noir will be the second TV series for the Sony-owned Marvel characters. Amazon will also be moving forward with the Silk: Spider Society series on Prime Video. There are several other unannounced projects for Spider-Man-associated characters.
Oren Uziel will serve as executive producer and screenwriter for Spider-Man Noir. Uziel will co-develop the Spider-Man Noir series alongside Into the Spider-verse producers Christopher Miller, Phil Lord, and Amy Pascal, who will all serve as the show's executive producers.
Uziel’s most recent project was The Lost City starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. The screenwriter’s other writing credits are 22 Jump Street, Mortal Kombat, and The Cloverfield Paradox. Uziel also worked on the script for John Wick: Chapter 4 and the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Borderlands video game.
Spider-Man Noir debuted in 2009 as a part of the Marvel Noir universe. The monochromatic superhero comic book series is set in the Great Depression era of New York City. This version of Peter Parker was bitten by a spider after breaking an idol. The incident granted him spider-like powers similar to that of the modern day version. However, he adopts a vigilante style, opting to use guns with his superpowers.
If the reports are true, this will serve as the first live-action adaptation appearance of Spider-Man Noir. The web-slinger previously appeared in Ultimate Spider-Man voiced by Milo Ventimiglia and in the Academy Award-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
While waiting for more news about Spider-Man Noir's live-action movie, fans can look forward to watching Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse on June 2 and March 29, 2024, respectively.