Nicolas Cage is Channeling Humphrey Bogart For His Spider-Man Noir Character in SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Nicolas Cage is taking on the role of Spider-Man Noir in Sony's upcoming animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. To bring this character to life, the actor talked to EW about preparing for the role of the darker 1930's take on Spider-Man. This alternate version of Peter Parker was an apprentice to reporter Ben Urich who was bitten by an illegally imported spider that gives him his superpowers. He uses those powers to wage a war on the criminal underground in the city. To bring this character to life, Cage explains that he channeled legendary actor Humphrey Bogart:
"I tried to channel those noir films with [Humphrey] Bogart, and have those kinds of sounds that he might make with [James] Cagney, or Edward G. Robinson, that kind of way of talking. I tried to give the character that. It was a lot of fun. I think it should be quite funny. The movie definitely has a sense of humor, and that’s a good thing because it’s good for the whole family."
We have yet to see or hear Spider-Man Noir in the upcoming film, but I'm looking forward to seeing him in action. I hope that he has a decent sized role, but there will be several other different versions of Spider-Man to juggle in this story. This is going to be such a cool movie!
Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
The older middle-aged Peter Parker in the movie will be voiced by New Girl star Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber is playing the larger-than-life crime lord Kingpin; Hailee Steinfeld will play spunky, free-spirited Spider-Gwen; Mahershala Ali will provide the voice for Miles’ uncle Aaron; Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry will voice Miles’ father Jefferson. Rounding out the cast is Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin will be Aunt May.
The movie was developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) and they brought a crazy awesome visual style to the film that I'm loving!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released on September 14th.