Nicholas Cage Will Be Playing Spider-Man

Nicolas Cage at "The Runner" Special Film Screening, Los Angeles, 05 Aug 2015. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (4929894cn)

Nicholas Cage has been cast as Spider-Man in Sony’s upcoming superhero movie.

The Face/Off actor will be joining the list of big names to play the superhero including Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland.

Cage has been cast as Spider-Man Noir in the upcoming animated Sony movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The feature is not part of the Marvel Spider-Man franchise.

According to Wikipedia, the “Noir” dimension which Cage’s character comes from is described in the comics as follows:

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.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be released in cinemas on December 14th.